Hungry Children

Lyrics by: Nora Freeman
Gaggle: NYC Metro
Tune: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Right here, in our country
There exist

Children who don’t have enough food

They are in our midst


Each day, they go to school with


Grumbling in their tummies

How can they learn like this


No oatmeal, berries, yogurt or

chicken, carrots, or cole slaw

Sustain them

Some wonder why they don’t care to

Read or write like others do

But their hunger

Drains them


Food stamps would help their families

To provide

Enough and more nutritious

Food so their kids can thrive


Farmers’ markets and gardens

Could help a lot

But parents need money to buy food

That’s what so many have not


Their kids need good food just the same

As yours and mi-ine,

We should be ashamed!