Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Difference

Why is it that some children live in gargantuan palaces,

While others shrivel away in poverty?
Why is it, that some children get to lay, lay down all day,

While others break their vertebrae

Painstakingly working with dangerous chemicals?
Why do some get to just throw food away,
While others would break their backs 10 times over, just to get a cracker?

Some get rewards just for being there, while others don’t even get shelter...

I don’t understand!
Why is it that some get to stay in mega mansions,
While others shrivel away in the streets?