"Walking on their Knees, Cause they don't have Legs"
Women working 15 hour days
Planting seeds for the harvest
Washing clothes for their husband
A telephone boutique
Nobody they have the money to call
Nobody else with a phone
You see, we may have 2 or 3 televisions in our house
But in Cameroun, there is only 1 television for every 120 people.
Walking on their knees because they don't have legs
Who is forcing them to crawl?
What some people have and what some people don't
People in Wealthy nations:
Throw out plates filled with food
Horde money into bank accounts
Clothes into closets
Toys into attics
What's the matter?â€”do they lack batteries?
Or do we lack creativityâ€”taking pleasure in consuming
Throw something in the trash when bored of it
Meanwhile, there are children born into this world with no alternatives
A life that is predetermined.
What we have:
Plastic bottles that are useless
What they have:
Plastic bottles that are drums
And how can we be so wasteful?
As my hangers fill with accusations
And closet drawers overflow with hypocrisy.
How can we be so wasteful? (more…)