The little girl's mother
is dragged away and raped.
The little boy at the age of four,
is taught how to use a grenade.
The father is beaten for speaking out,
the mother walks miles for a drink.
Our fever feels like death,
while the village is plagued by malaria.
Their government is oppressive
while teenagers tweet insults regarding their leader.
Our children skip school
as their children fight for the hope of a better future.
This is privilege that can only be seen
through lens clear of insularity.
We toss it out like pocket change
as other countries chase after
the rolling coins.