Alas my lad, why is the world so bad?
In her shanty she gives birth
While for his cold, the specialist is called forth.
His parents argue about best schools in town
While she helps in the fields without a frown.
A mother walks miles
For a pot of water all these trials.
While the lady in the shower
Splashes away for more than an hour.
Alas my lad, can we not improve a tad?
The famished and the rotund
The starving and the glutton
The destitute and the opulent
The queer and gender intolerant
Unfair, oh how unfair! One cannot stand such despair!
Pollution and poverty. Disease and discord. Filthy water and baleful diet.
All to our health create a riot.
Unhealthy, how unhealthy! Death does eat us away so stealthily!
Alas my lad, let our cry be heard.
Come. Cry. Cry out to build a fairer world, a healthier world.
World Health Day was celebrated on 07 April, 2021 with the apt theme – Building a fairer, healthier world.