Save us your children
This world seems to hate us
It is occupied with evil temptation
We born into it and endured the throbbing miseries
Some authoritative humans chasten us
With inequality and physical torture
We are chased away from our shelters
Now living in dispersion and forgetting our cultures
There is lack of food so we become like vultures
What shall we do if the world is running away from us?
The agony we live in is hot like fire
The poverty is becoming higher
Who is to stand with us when we need help?
Who will pay our school fees?
Who will reduce the prices of goods?
Where should we get some foods?
Who will bring transport such that we don’t move on foot?
We need to go school, and learn books
And to gain knowledge about the world we exist
We need our parents and the leaders to care for us
But our demands are not met
The world must listen and answer our demands
We did not come into this world by mistake
But why are our devotions fading away?
Why are we getting rejected?
Why are we being neglected?
Those who gave birth to us must think of the reasons
why they brought us into this world
Where are our dear mothers and fathers?
Did you unite as partners by mistake only to produce?
Do you truly love and care for us?
Are you near and pitiable to wipe our painful tears?
You know the reason why you brought us here.
We wish you did not produce for the sake of harmony mating.
How do you feel when you don’t provide the basic needs for your dear children of your womb?
How do you feel when your child goes out and terribly survive on the street?
We are so innocent not knowing what we have done at all to wage the bondage
Just virtuous faces and souls
See how we are chasing the life. Please be our good parents, guardians and leaders.
Show us the right future and we shall make things better.
The Heaven of salvation will open
And we, the isolated, marginalized and traumatized young people
who have no power will prosper in the future.
The poet/writer is a high school student