Can you hear the screams

Can you hear the distant screams

Within the comfort of your lives

Can you hear the echoes 

Of those who suffer and die

While you live the material dream

Others are hidden behind a screen

Of the media blackout 

Run by the corporate machine.

As you go about your daily life

Suffering the subtle stresses and strains of life

There are dissidents making a stand

Disappearing in the night

There are people who are struggling

Simply to survive.

For us each day can be mundane

As well as predictable

But for others each day brings danger 

As well as the threat of death

And it’s not through something that they have done

But just because their place of birth.

So show your gratitude each day

And your unconditional love

And show a bit of a appreciation

That our lives are so good.

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