- The Song of Iqbal - the poem
"My father sold me to a carpet man
I go to his factory at 4 am
I’m working all day as hard as I can
I’m just a child workin’ like a man..."
- A poem on child labour
"They get paid with the tears we shed
We get no love or a bed
We need some help..."
THIS SONG SAVED MY LIFE BY SIMPLE PLAN AND MTV EXIT
"One of the main causes and effects of illiteracy is child labor. In many developing country, one in six children are involved in some form of child labor, and are deprived of an education to raise their standards of life. This song entails the story of how children are being exploited for their labor,
and are working and living in terrible environments."
Labor, Dorsey Dixon, Babies In The Mill, Newport (YouTube) + the LYRICS :
"I used to be a factory hand when things was moving slow,
When children worked in cotton mills, each morning had to go.
Every morning just at five the whistle blew on time
To call them babies out of bed at the age of eight and nine."