SAVIOUR by Joshua Levites

I saw the little baby crying, At the end of the road. A group of saddened orphans That don’t have where to go. It was a night before I saw you with the Lady, Whose skirt barely covered her thighs. You two were standing beside a poor girl Who pleads...

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LOST CHILDHOOD

I see them roaming daily in my neighbourhood children with childhood yanked off discarded like orange peels decorating our filthy streets Bit by bit we transform them into prolific vagabonds street urchins, inductees of our infamous hall of child abuses drug abusers and prolific sex workers! We birth them let...

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THE SONG OF A STREET CHILD

Condemned to life in the streets Forced to stand on my feet I make my home in urban slums And find myself in the midst of hoodlums With sticks and stones I’m chased away I roam from place to place day after day My plight, no one is willing to...

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HUNGRY CHILD

He lies on the ground Scorched by the Sun Sucking at his dry tongue, Pinching the sores that had almost dried A swarm of flies crowd around his face Licking the dried mango juice on his lips Too weak to wave a hand He wishes one fly would fall into...

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