Inhumanity

Man\’s inhumanity to man
War, rape, violence, murder
assault and abuse
Voices crying in the night
ravaged lands and people
So many left wanting
no wonder people join
in uprising and rebellion
People protest against war
yet these same people
ignore the plight of those
who are forced to take up guns
and fight
The children cry yet are
taught to hate
The adults weep
at hardships long endured
The cupboards are bare
and the earth is scorched
the child living in fear
of the next slap
or rough fondling in the
darkened room under
the blankets
The man begging
on the street corner
ignored by the prosperous
join in uprising
and rebellion