Listen, can you hear the children cry?
From earthquake street or Yemen’s misery
Do you hear the mother’s scream of pain?
As Aung Sang Suu Kyi lies, staring blindly on.
Do you hear the whimpers of the dying child?
As drugs so needed rush too late to their breathless side.
Do you hear the mother’s tears that soak the ground?
In tortured villages that ISIS found.
Do you hear the cries of empty bellies?
In Bangladesh’s soaking drowning fields
Can you hear the buzzing bombs?
That flatten towns and schools.
Listen! Listen! – Will you reply?
To quiet the cries of that child of ours.