Categorized, Stereotyped, Stigmatised,
Marginalised, Deprived, Victimised
Robbed, Stripped, Raped
Tortured, Dismembered, Discarded
Infanticide, Fratricide, Homicide
And in the camps Disenfranchised, Ghettoised
We fail for them,
surely, if we neglect
to take action?
What help for them
the eloquence of prayers,
or simple benediction?
What good to them
the warm benevolence of tears
if we do not give direction?