Let’s Be Humans First
I saw three girls
Not more than 10 years of age
Setting up their life’s regular stage
In the corner of the busy street
Selling healthy vegetables that we eat
People buying from them and bargaining
No one was bothered on the youngest one’s ailing.
Maybe we should be more kind
Not just be blind
Let’s be the humans that belong to humankind.
I saw two brothers
Aged probably ten and thirteen
Taking out trash and people’s empty bins
Famished were their faces
Their eyes had no dreams just empty spaces
No one cared about their proper hygiene
Or if they sleep with empty stomach linings.
Maybe we should be more compassionate
Not just accept this child labour and communal hate
Let’s be the humans that shows humanly traits.
This time I saw an elderly couple
Seemed like ageing and unemployment were their life’s troubles
Sitting at the entrance of a temple and begging for food
Where greedy humans just waited for their turns too see God
When these God made humans subdued.
Maybe we should be more caring
Let’s do wilful sharing
Of our privileged resources and funding
Let’s be the humans who save the Earth’s ending.