William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD

THE SOLDIER DO-GOODER

Billy loaded with Dolls of Joy for the orphans and AIDs children of Malawi: February 2005
Billy loaded with Dolls of Joy for the orphans and AIDs children of Malawi: February 2005
Oh I have seen the whole world wide
I served my Queen with Canadian Pride
And I have watched wee Aids Orphans die
And prayed to God for an answer! Why?

I’ve seen cultural things that are not too wise
Where poor little girls get circumcised
Watched Moms and Dads and Grannies cry
When HIV and Aids made wee babies die

The flies, on the ulcers and the stinking green pus
These horrible things are really alien to us
Here in the West where we have it all
And each little girl has a Barbie doll

Those little tykes out on the street
Rags for clothes and shoeless feet
Selling puppies and themselves for a treat
Of just a cob of corn or some ugali to eat!

Oh how I now work to bring them meds
And treat the wee kids in the orphan beds
When the brown-hatted mazunga comes to call
I carry a pack filled with wee Izzy Dolls!