I can’t breathe

Both white and black are breathing
The same colourless air
Show me what’s fair?
Does anyone care?
Wake me up from this nightmare!

Fires raging,
On earth
And in hearts, blazing
Foul and dark hatred
I can’t breathe!

I can’t breathe this air no more
The fish are dying in the seas
And soon we’ll have no more trees,
Or bees
Courtesy of man-made catastrophe.
I can’t breathe!

Kicked out of our homes
By bank robbing bankers
No divine anchors
This ship is sinking
The air is stinking
I can’t breathe!

Nuclear arms, boots of war treading forth
Drone strikes,
Indiscriminately discriminate
Injustice that is permanent
Are the last days finally eminent?
I can’t breathe!

Mother!
Wake me up from this nightmare!
Hug me like you used to
And promise that I’ll be okay.

Oh! How I wait for the day when we all shall say: Let us pray, let us pray.

Let us pray for peace,
Let us pray for love,
Let us pray for air from up above.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s