Sounds inside my mind
Do me no good
Taking me back to that dark place
A child fears
A government place

Black kids white kids remarkably
One colour
Government wards of the state
All of us
United in hatred for our loss of family

Sounds inside my mind
Again and again
And I am years behind my siblings
Suffering the abuse at adult hands
A government place

Sad as we are we battle on
We forgive with reluctance
We make neither waves nor friends
As families come back to us
United by guilt with the gain of a lost child

Sounds inside my mind
Echoing the dread
And the fear of an aging man
For innocent young children today
A government place

Separated from family