I Read the News

I read the news today
another child is dead
Another child took
a ransom on their head

They said he would be better off
and safe forever more
They said his mother was unfit
to them she was a whore

Her greatest crime was poverty
their greatest crime is lies
Depending on your verdic
depending on your eyes

They said he would be safe
or every single day
But then again their pay cheque
is telling it this way

A child he was forever
and dead forever more
And all because they judged his mother
if we’re keeping score

His father was invisible
forbid that he was found
As if the man had right’s
an industry in the ground

I read the news today
another child is dead
Another child took
a ransom on their head

The stranger is forever
and safe forever more
And all upon the lie
their mother was a whore

Real families are no better
not safe forever more
Based upon the theory
the mother is a whore

The families all extended
are neither safe as well
In child protection services
a modern wicked hell

But none of them will answer
to anything above
The children were all taken
for someone else's love

I read the news today
another child is dead
Another child took
a ransom on their head

But they have all the answers
the crystal searing ball
Never held responsible
the greatest crime of all

They said he would be happy
in all that is above
And be forever grateful
they thought that this was love

And as he passes forward
onto the other side
He’ll be greeted by dead children
their arms are open wide

And many of them are angels
sent from well above
To try and maybe tell us
the system is not love

Before their brutal fates
they ached for something more
Their mothers, fathers and families
if we’re keeping score

And in between the darkness
and what is wrong and right
Do not give up on children
and never stop this fight

Author: Anne Patterson with love 
Written for all the dead children who are anonymous 
who died in care of child protection agencies.





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