42,Day Eleven. War Child.


Jane Dougherty has come up with a theme for May . It is 42, now Jane describes it thus: “42 after Douglas Adams’ answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. The form is like the Cherita in its structure with a bit of added interest. The first line/stanza asks a question or makes a statement that begs a question, the second stanza/two lines sets the scene or the background, the last stanza/three lines answers the question or resolves it in some way.

Photo from Pixabay

Who cares for the child of war.

Homeless stateless poor

Kindness thrown out the door

People just don’t care

Sadly things are not fair

Kindness has disappeared.

Song Lyric Sunday: War Child

War Child  by  the  Cranberries

I love  the  Cranberries, and  this  is  my  most  favourite  song of  theirs. The  words  need  no  explanation  nor  does  the  video!

The Cranberries – War Child Lyrics

Who will save the war child baby?
Who controls the key?
The web we weave is thick and sordid,
Fine by me.At times of war we’re all the losers,
There’s no victory.
We shoot to kill and kill your lover,
Fine by me.War child, victim of political pride.
Plant the seed, territorial greed.
Mind the war child,
We should mind the war child.

I spent last winter in New York,
And came upon a man.
He was sleeping on the streets and homeless,
He said, “I fought in Vietnam.”

Beneath his shirt he wore the mark,
He bore the mark with pride.
A two inch deep incision carved,
Into his side.

War child, victim of political pride.
Plant the seed, territorial greed.
Mind the war child,
We should mind the war child.

Who’s the loser now? Who’s the loser now?
We’re all the losers now. We’re all the losers now.

War child. [X2]

Songwriters: O’RIORDAN, DOLORES MARY

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