They used to run and play in the sunshine.
They used to laugh and cry on the playground.
They brought a tear of joy back into our eyes.
They brought the joy of youth back into our hearts.
They had an air of innocence, not knowing any lies.
Where have all the children gone?
The sun is not shining.
The air is filled with gloom.
The wind is blowing fiercely.
The clouds are filled with doom.
Where are the children playing now?
Where has the laughter gone?
Where is all the joy that once was here?
Where has the innocence been?
Why have the children’s faces disappeared?
The children have vanished.
They no longer run in the morning sun.
The laughter is nowhere to be found.
The innocence has drifted from the air.
The joy in our hearts has been bound.
The children spoke with tiny hands and feet.
They longed for the love and freedom of life.
They were never given a chance.
They were never given the choice.
They weren’t even given a second glance.
They have been stolen from this world.
They have been taken from the womb.
They were destroyed without a care or a moment spared.
No one cried for them. No one shed a single tear.
No one worried for one second. They didn’t even seem to care.
When will this world understand?
When will they really ever see?
They are killing our generation.
They are killing the Father’s gift to us.
His precious treasures of life and fun.
When will we all understand?
When will we really ever see?
We have let them destroy the girls and boys.
We are letting them destroy this nation.
It is up to you and me. We must stand and be their voice.
Penned – MG – 10/21/89