ethel’s words

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No Safe Place For Children

        (Lyric for a Song)

There is no safe place for children.
They are not safe in the school yard.
They are not safe with their teacher,
They are not safe with the crossing guard;
No safe place.

There is no safe place for children.
They are not safe with their neighbor,
They are not safe with their uncle,
Nor domestics come to labor.
No safe place.

There is no safe place for children.
They fear each stranger that they meet.
They are not safe at the playground;
Not safe in any city street.
No safe place.

There is no safe place for children.
They are not safe with their father;
They are not safe in their bedroom.
If they cry no one will bother.
No safe place.

There is no safe place for children.
They are not helped by their brother;
They are not safe in their own home.
Not protected by their mother.
No safe place.

There is no safe place for children;
This is a terror they must face.
We must protect them, find a way.
To save them, we must find a place.
Find a place.
Find a place.

Ethel C. Hale

Copyright 2000. Rights reserved. From Before Passing, Home-made Verse self-printed)