How Can I Stand By?

When I was a child
My mama tucked me into bed
We said a prayer for my Daddy
Brothers, sisters
Grandpa, granny.
Hugs and kisses
Close your eyes
Leave the light on
In the hall
Sweet dreams,
Sweet dreams,
Goodnight.

How can I stand by
And watch the world
Go to pieces
See the faces of the
Millions crying,
Helpless in their need?

How can I stand by
And see you standing
In a doorway,
Homeless, nameless
And forgotten by the
Millions
Yes, indeed.

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