The Face of Danger

Danger Dwells Here

The face of danger

My people do not know

How not to laugh in the face of danger

Danger of the unsmiling eyes

Danger with the sunken smile

Danger is no stranger here.

The children know her tilted

The cankerous woman

She is the next-door neighbor

That comes regularly to ask

For salt, sugar or trouble.

And here she comes again,

But she’s nothing new.

She’s lived with us our whole lives

she kills our brothers,

Or kidnaps our sisters

Yet there’s nothing we can do.

We may leave our homes,

To a strange land.

But Danger dwells here,

Sitting on the laps of our leaders

And making our people suffer,

So what can we do

But laugh in her face?

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