Pneumonia No More


Okay, a little bit nervous. This is pretty
heavy so bear with it. This is a killer more prolific than ISIS
So many fathers and mothers won’t have another goodnight kiss
I — need a tissue to wipe this tear
from my eye so hard to recite this The hand that I write with is quivering
‘Cause somewhere someone, under-qualified is delivering
A baby prematurely, and I can picture it shivering
And without proper protection
lungs develop infection
It’s not lookin’ good Parents left the question — why?
Why God why?!?
Oh she’s just a baby you can’t let her die But another gone too early — life compromised
Along with the promise that lied in her honest eyes
It’s unfortunate the story is not dramatized ‘Cause 1 million moms had
this common tie — an illness that should never cause goodbye…but it does
More than malaria HIV TB combined nearly one in five deaths under five Let me underline that one in five!
It makes you wonder why these mothers cries somehow seem to be undermined
Are we numb inside? Becoming blind? Nah, we’re not ones to run and hide
And so there comes a time for the sun to shine
And so we must rise above the tides
So come on guys, come on ladies It’s enough of this, it should drive us crazy
Pneumonia’s taken too many lives of babies, and little boys and girls around
the world
We must make noise, no time for maybes More than a benevolent plan
We need to take a definite stand So put a pen in your hand and write a letter [Uncle] Sam
Or a friend and Instagram and say that I give a damn
Give a grand, give a
hand, give whatever ya can And together we’ll band to end this preventable sadness. The vaccine to treat — out of reach? That’s madness So let’s add this to our list of
magic
A disappearing act — pneumonia absent from the top killer list
Here’s our moment — catch it.

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