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The monsters behind the window

April 30, 2018
By Ohnoes11 BRONZE, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Ohnoes11 BRONZE, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
You see that girl you just called odd?

Her mother died when she was 9.

You see that boy with the lightning bolt scar you just made fun of?

He's lived in a cupboard under some stairs for 10 years.

You see that boy you just saw crying in the toilets?

He had to kill his headmaster to make his parents proud.

You see that boy who has lost his Remembrall?

His parents suffered a fate worse than death.

Behind the curtains
                               Everyday we wake up
                                     Get dressed
                                           While the world revolves on the axis
                                       Spinning around and around
                           It’s just the way life is
                                      And that’s the way life will always be
                               Perfect lives with perfect problems
                                          Nothing too troublesome money can’t fix
                             Perfectly ignorant of the world behind the curtains
                                    Every year we feast on fast food and sweets
                                    Throwing away 1.3 billion tonnes 
                                    Food 3.1 million children died from the lack of
                           We blabber about equality
                               And how we’ll make life better
                      When a little girl working to survive could really need those 16 cents men get
                      And we still haven’t changed that
                      A little boy on an cocoa plantation works endless hours everyday
        A little girl in a brothel crawls out of an wall and lets herself be sold off
      Another little boy hides under his covers and cries from the pain outside in
     In an carpet factory a little girl weaves carpets just because her parents could not pay
               These are few of the monsters behind the window
                   And if their hunger isn’t sated
                   They’ll come out to play

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