Song: I Dream of A World

Anthea Indira Ong
2 min readNov 25, 2017


(Inspired by a profound sadness brought on by the heartwrenching image of 5 year old Omran Daqneesh in shock and stillness, following an air strike in Aleppo, Syria. Lyrics and tune/chords by Anthea Indira Ong.)

Children of the Earth

Raw recordin:

I dream of a world

Where there’s no crumbling rubble

Where there’s no terror falling

From the sky above

I dream of a world

Where no child suffers

Where little boys and girls sing to

Fill the air with jingles

His silence.. his stillness

Breaks my heart.. into pieces

I cry for him.. and with him

But is that enough for him?

What am I doing?

Why am I allowing….this insanity that makes my soul empty?

I can’t just dream, I have to be

The change that I want to see in the world

I dream of a world

With no walls and borders

Where we take time to

Connect with one another

I dream of a world

Where we love each other

Cos’ we treat one another

Like brothers and sisters

Yes, this world…can be here

If we let go of our fears

We mustn’t.. give up

On them, our children

What are we doing?

Why are we allowing …this insanity that makes our souls empty?

We can’t just dream, we have to be

The change that we want to see in Our World.

BABA NAM KEVALAM (Love is all there is)

**Written in August 2016