His cold little body was washed up on a beach.
Where was the sanctuary he was trying to reach?
He was only three years old; he was a victim of endless war.
If we don’t protect our children, what are we here for?
So, he was not a German and could not shelter there.
He had no Russian passport and so Russia did not care.
Could he shelter in the arms of Lady Liberty?
She preferred that he should drown from sea to shining sea.
The plight of this dead child will not be a wake-up call.
No country wanted him and he could not breach its wall.
The world has been shamed but that won’t last long.
We’re all just hypocrites singing a “We Are The World!” song!
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland
Listen to the lyrics of this song, especially these: “We are the world, WE ARE THE CHILDREN, WE ARE THE ONES WHO MAKE A BRIGHTER DAY(for them, like we did for this little boy???)!” So, yeah, listen and tell me that this is true and I will call you, a LIAR! This song was written back in 1985 and yet it is the year 2015 and WE ARE NOT THE CHILDREN, WE ARE NOT MAKING A BRIGHTER DAY FOR THEM! Tell that to the little boy whose body washed up on a beach because he was a refugee! Tell him that WE ARE THE CHILDREN!