Ma what is red?
The color of love my child
But I see blood everywhere, on torn clothes and empty roads
Red blood that knows no religion, no nationality
What is childhood?
The age of innocence and wonder
But I see eyes full of terror, tiny hands holding guns
Lost in the chaos of life and death
What is home?
Where you’re safe and happy
But I see closed borders, horrors at the sea
Waves alive with screams
What is peace?
When everything is all right and the world is one
But I see shattered hopes and broken dreams
I see humans against humanity
I see misplaced faith and diminishing integrity
What is future?
They say the future is space, the future is Mars
But the earth is burning, can’t they see?
I see and I don’t want to anymore
Can I go to sleep ma?
Yes my child
What if I don’t wake up?
Then you’ll be in a better place
For we’ve created our own hell right here.