It Don’t Matter To Us

  1. Ale Mercado illustration for It don't Matter To Us poem

Kids in agony at home waiting on hospital beds
Been waiting two years, the urgency’s gone to red
See their stories on the news, the next day it’s out of our heads
Sure why would we care?
It don’t matter to us.

One of Mam’s friends on her way home from town
The next day she should be wearing a hospital gown
She gets the call then, they’re sorry, they mourn
But your lifesaving procedure can’t happen in the morn
I hear it, I’m angry, next day the memory is gone
Sure why would we care?
It don’t matter to us.

Beyonce expecting is a front page spread
Everyone knows and tells all their friends
There’s more interest in her than all of Aleppo’s dead
Why would we care?
It don’t matter to us

Thirteen thousand have been executed in Syria
Covered up by Bashar Al-Assad
No one does anything, can’t confront Russia
Thought this would remind them of another man
But the only thing said by anyone:
Why would we care?
It don’t matter to us.