Will tomorrow’s world be different

     To the world we see today?

Although we’ve tried to shape this world,

     Today’s world will not stay.


Listen to the news tonight:

       For certain there’ll be change,

And imagine if not one thing changed:

     Well, wouldn’t that be strange?


Now think of all the changes made

      Within the last few years:

What things are being done for us?

      What news perhaps brings fears?


Imagine how it was, in fact,

     Two hundred years ago.

What sort of world, for children then,

      Was that in which to grow?


Do people in our modern world

      Face suffering and pain -

Or live in countries suffering drought

     Because there’s little rain?


Is human hardship caused by war

     Or by hatred  - perhaps greed?

Are there children living in our world

     Who’re very much in need?


Discuss these thoughts within your class:

     Tomorrow’s world’s for you –

And tomorrow’s world will surely change:

      We all know that is true.      


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By Josie Whitehead

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