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Listen to the Words


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Listen to the words they're all around
They speak of hope and dreams and fear  
Listen to the words they are the sign of
Deep delight and heartfelt fear
Heartfelt joy and deep despair

Listen to the words they're from the hearts
Of people here and everywhere
Abundant words yet no one seems to
Listen to the words that they hear
It's hard to find someone to care

Listen to the words of the silent scream
Of a world that's starved of food and hope
Listen to the words of those whose plight
Far exceeds their means to cope
They're at the end of their rope

Listen to the words you might just find that
Words are spoken that could mean
A world of hope for those who hear them
Opportunities unseen
In the words and in between



Auckland, April 2006



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Last updated 28 April, 2006