You stand and watch

As your people fade away.

Skin clings to the bone

As dust to the hillside;

Each is as bare as the other.

Their mouths are parched

As empty riverbeds;

Each cry for water.

And as they die one by one,

So does their hope gutter.

What a terrible crime you have committed,

To have crushed a flame

Given to your people by God.

You stand and watch

As your people fade away-

And your heart is stone.