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A dust of shame is settling over the world

Day by Day left unheeded


To drift in deadening heaps

Blotting out the light of hope;

Its particles falling

From the exploding earth

Blasting from the mouths of powerful politicians

Issuing from gluttonous tables

Gusting from throats baying for blood

To suffocate voices praying "Water"

"Enough food for to-day and to-morrow"

"A safe roof to shelter me"

How long are the merciless to go on

Trampling over the shameeful dust

Before it rises

To coat their tongues and sting ther eyes

Until they gag and weep

With shame?