I am watching helplessly

Without a thing to gain

I watch those children suffer

I watch them go through pain

Why do I just stand here?

Instead of doing what's right?

I hear their cries calling out to me

In the stillness of this night

Why do I not reach out?

Why don't I hold a child who's crying?

Why don't I do what I feel I'm told?

Why is it I'm defying?