Millions Missing

Millions Missing

 

Millions Missing

Tommy missing from the five a sides
A different postman today
Jenny not out, not seen her about
Maybe she’s just gone away

No Mary at the Bingo
Charlie, where is that guy?
Rang the teacher, couldn’t reach her
Didn’t think to wonder why

Jack from the pub
Hayley down at the club
My barber’s missing too
What’s going on, where have they gone?

……Well let me explain to you…..

There are Millions Missing from their lives
Fathers, brothers, sisters, wives
Children who can’t get to school
Hit by an illness that’s so very cruel

A devastating hammer blow
To everyone who’s come to know
How so life changing it can be
To be struck down with this beast,
They call it M.E.

It doesn’t really care about who
So next, it could so easily be you
Your life being just left to dangle
Above this medical Bermuda Triangle

Where those of all ages disappear
Those you hold so very dear
A medical disgrace that this is allowed
I hope those in power are really proud

So many laid in their prison bed
Struck down in pain, from toe to head
Blackened windows to shield from light
No relief through day or night

But these Missing Millions still have a voice
And they will continue to make a noise
Though to label us activists is quite ironic
When our illness is so extremely chronic

To get to where we need to be
We have no adopted celebrity
No TV star, no magic elves
We have to take this on ourselves

So in countries all across the world
Flags and banners will be unfurled
Pairs of shoes sadly on display
For the Millions Missing every day.

Bill Clayton
© March 2019

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