DEAR MOTHER, WHY?

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DEAR MOTHER, WHY?

DEAR MOTHER WHY?

 

WHY DO YOU FAVOUR MY BROTHERS OVER ME?

WHY DO YOU SELECT THEM?

TO RULE OVER ME

WHY DO YOU SEND THEM TO SCHOOL?

BUT LEAVE ME TO HAWK

WHY DO YOU GIVE THEM GOOD JOBS?

BUT LEAVE ME IDLE

WHY DO YOU SEND THEM ABROAD FOR TREATMENT?

BUT LEAVE ME TO DIE

WHY DO YOU LEAVE THEM?

WHEN THEY STEAL YOUR MONEY

BUT PUNISH ME SEVERELY

FOR TAKING A MEAT BEAUSE I AM HUNGRY

WHY DO YOU FEED THEM?

BUT LEAVE ME STARVING

WHY DO YOU CLOTHE THEM?

BUT LEAVE ME NAKED

WHY DO YOU SHELTER THEM?

BUT LEAVE ME HOMELESS

 

DEAR MOTHER, WHY?

WHY THIS INJUSTICE?

WHY THIS INEQUALITY?

AM I NOT YOUR SON?

WAS I MISBEGOTTEN?

IS IT BECAUSE I HAVE NO MONEY?

O MOTHER, I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND

 

YOUR LOYAL SON, THE COMMON MAN