Saturday, September 04, 2004

Bless the Beast and the Children

There's a beautiful song by the Carpenters, way back in the 70s, entitled "Bless the Beast and the Children". It was also adopted as the theme song of a movie then, though all I can remember in that movie was the scene where the boys were playing with the buffaloes. I think somebody should make a revival of this song if only to remind us about the beauty of children, and our responsibilities towards them, as well as their rights as human beings. Today, children, like beasts, are being slaughtered or simply disregarded as powerless objects-- to be used as hostages by terrorists and criminals; sexual toys even by priests; as laborers; and even as soldiers. Millions of them simply suffer and die of sickness and hunger. The recent explosive and bloody hostage crisis in Russia involving school children was utterly sickening.

If you know the song, pass it on. Here's the lyrics:

Bless the beasts and the children
For in this world they have no voice
They have no choice

Bless the beasts and the children
For the world can never be
The world they see

Light their way
When the darkness surrounds them
Give them love
Let it shine all around them

Bless the beasts and the children
Give them shelter from a storm

Keep them safe
Keep them warm


1 Comments:

Blogger Lorimer said...

Hi po. I love that Carpenter song, too. The group '4 Non Blondes' has a cover of that song which is included in the "If I Were A Carpenter" tribute album. Please refer to this link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000005IL6/104-3119289-5820764?v=glance

I'm actually listening to it now while writing this. ;-)

10:27 AM  

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