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Can't Stand Up Alone In Africa

From the centerline round the earth
too many born from survival birth
solving the bleeding issues with Band-Aids
education survival know how that pays
we watch it play back in our minds
priority food, life saving times
scattered tribes of draught
bad water drinking, there's no doubt
tools with help sent in, to solve
the world turns a leaf over, revolve
over and over dying by the million
adults no wonder so, so many children
dirt that will grow, underground
drill it up to the surface, be it sound
filters from the seconds batch
plug them in fresh water catch
seeds to grow into harvesting
houses to shelter the lesser of the starving
generations learning reading
schools to build up, there's no misleading

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Submitted by Sparky777 on June 04, 2021

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Brian Oliveri

I had written a large book of poetry that of which I have narrowed down to 175 poems. more…

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