Sarah (Squeak) writes:
Not sure if you have this one - I just finished reading Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuck. From the inside cover of the paperback:
Ever heard of a culling song? It's a lullaby sung in Africa to give a painless death to the old or infirm. The lyrics of a culling song kill, whether spoken or even just thought. You can find one on page 27 of POEM AND RHYMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, an anthology that is on the shelves of libraries across the country.