We take so many things for granted everyday, every minute. The sun in the sky, the electricity to our computers and even life. I mean for most of us, we have everything we need, money, food, shelter, opportunities and much more. But for oh so many, this isn’t the story. There was this little girl on the bus the other day, not much taller than the seats, standing there in the front singing a song. It was quite a sight to watch as she sang as loud as she could, only for her voice to be drowned by the noise of the beastly engine behind her. After her short song, thrown about violently, she made her to way the back of the bus.
In her eyes you could see the hope that someone would give her something, but with every step came rejection and condescending glares. It’s chilling trying to imagine being her, seeing the things she see’s, feeling the things she feels, the hope, the rejection, the cruelty. I mean just imagine having to walk into a bus, sing a song no one is listening to and walk around with your hand out-stretched hoping against all odds that someone will take pity and put something in your hand, however small it doesn’t matter you just want to feel it. Feel the coin that will help prolong your cruel life. I assume this just goes on day in day out for her. Bus after bus, that too only to be snatched away by the woman who brought her into this callous world.
All she sees are the turned heads of people, born into a world she did nothing to deserve, she spends every moment, everyday trying to survive, live on for a reason she has no time to think about. This is the fate of many children around the country, hurled into a life of misery. While our so-called politicians go around in their pursuits of riches and waste so much, no one really seems to care about these unfortunate destined to misery without a choice.