Just a voice for the street children and families

 

WHO IS GONNA BE OUR VOICE?

We hear them talk of a pandemic so great that it has made even the most powerful nations shake.

We hear them say that it affects the lungs

We hear them say that it kills faster to those with weak immune systems

We hear them say that the superpowers are placing their countries on lockdown

We hear them say that we have to keep washing our hands with soap and running water

We hear them say that we have to wear facemasks

We hear them say that we have to observe a social distance

We hear them say that we have to stay at home

We hear them say so much that it is confusing to us.

They only say but do not show us.

Tell me, please

Who is gonna be our voice?

How can I wash my hands with soap and running water if I don’t have access to it?

Tell me, please

How can I observe social distance if the only warmth I get at night is from my brothers and sisters on the cold verandas?

Tell me, please

How can I stay at home if I don’t have any? How can my brothers and sisters stay in their homes if they are full of violence?

Tell me, please

How can I wear a facemask if I don’t have any? Can’t afford to buy.

Tell me please who is gonna be our voice? Who is gonna fill in the gaps?

Tell me, please

How is my immune system gonna be strong if I don’t have any food to eat? If I can’t afford clean clothes? If I have to sleep at the mercies of darkness and cold floors at night?

Show me, please

How can I help fight this deadly disease before it wipes away our entire generation?

Show me, please

How am I supposed to survive all these?

Show me, please

Someone? Anyone?

Who is gonna be our voice?

Just a voice for the street children and families

By Edith Kariuki.

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