Make a Difference

My life is existence
    absence
        without essence

I have become body
    without a soul
        without tears

Curled into my emptiness
I am blind to the world around
I no longer see
    All these children
        All these women
            All these men
                With eyes weighed down with suffering

Curled into my self
Indifferent I don’t even think of
    All these children
        All these women
            All these men
                Whose life is despair

Yet I could help
I could touch them
To make their suffering lighter

Yet I could change
Their eyes weighed down with sorrow
Into smiles laughter joy hope

I will now get out of my self
To blossom 
Into life presence essence
To uplift empower

Exist live

I choose to live
To make a difference

Aïda