Missing Bodies

Where have all the children gone?

The laughter has left the streets

Their footprints blown away from the sand

No one to hear their hearts beat

Where have all the children gone?

Presents left under the tree

Candles still burning that were never blown out

Their first kiss never seen

Where have all the children gone?

Their songs are never heard

The stories their imagination created

Remain an unsung bird

Where have all the children gone?

No one seems to know

Their shadows still linger at the door

But their bodies never show