Bombs are exploding-planes fall from the sky Women are wailing-men forget how to cry The skies are black, the trees are charred Bodies are strewn and windows are barred. The birds have flown, they no longer tweet The sounds of violence are heard in the street Our hearts are aching for a world gone mad The future seems bleak and life so sad. Children are staring from eyes that once shone Their childhood taken and their innocence gone How can they run and play on the beach When the threat of bombs lies within reach. In a fractured world in tents they languish The wind blows away their cries of anguish Women carry babies that no longer cry Their babies are dead women's eyes are dry. No traces of dawn now light the sky The sun and moon have gone so high We feel the pain as we feel no joy It was taken from every girl and boy.