Look Around

February 7, 2009
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Look down

Natives are running, swimming, dying
Just to escape
Just to cross one imaginary line

Look left

Children are groaning, sweating, laboring
Just to make
Just to produce some five-cent toys

Look right

They are crying, screaming, starving
Just to live
Just to cry and scream and starve some more

Look up

Teachers are teaching
Preachers are preaching
Charities are begging

Just for you to look around

But you stare straight ahead
And everything looks perfect

You may as well close your eyes
It?s such an ugly sight otherwise

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