What if the presidents cared?
They said victory was imminent.
With evil intent, with barrel on fatigue,
Beads on mud-caked scentent string,
Leaves so scared they're now silent,
Trees hearing the slaughter of a pig,
While life goes on in the battle ring.
Few years back there was a mountain
Where silicon budded genius software jigs.
Yet eyes were closed on everything.
Where were those billions you're now bent
Over backwards to send over leagues
To warring factions wearing hope thin?
Yeah! What if the presidents cared?
My people die for lack of wisdom.
Life is nothing but an excuse to loot.
Life is nothing but dirt to be trampled
Upon when upside down is the kingdom,
Wishing to have a neck under a boot
As a solution to pain, Wishing that ample
Resources can paint the soil crimson.
Did you care when they dropped out?
Did you bear those same veins on your temple
When hunger ravaged the mother's bossom?
Where were the millions to soothe
And bring hope and make nimble?
How many books did you garrison?
How many teachers did you arm?
How many laboratories have you loaded
With new tech to break them out the prison?
For cultures have marched out of harm
By focusing on growth not the goading.
So the victory still seems imminent,
With evil intent, with barrel on fatigue
The kids out of school, the schools on fire,
Leaves so scared, they all went silent,
Trees hearing the slaughters on the hills,
While you fuel the hateful mire.