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Children Weep (repost by request)

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Auguste
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Children Weep

by Michael


It's so often easy for me
To write of love and speak of dreams
And I'll even write a fun poem
Avoid the serious, it seems

Yes, we all want entertainment
Life's too serious as it is
But some things I feel must be said
And so I'd like to tell you this

So many bright-eyed children weep
In fear, in hunger and much more
Their lives are broken and they, too
Such sadness comes with being poor

Their clothes are secondhand, at best
And other kids so like to pick
These precious hearts find little rest
There is no doctor when they're sick

Their meal is beans, or rice, what's cheap
A diet that will not help them grow
They're all around us, yet we're blind
These tiny ones with hearts aglow

How we spend so much at Christmas
A celebration it must be
So many gifts and stacked so high
While for some kids there is no tree

We push our plates back, we're too full
Buy leather jackets, a silk shirt
Some children raid dumpsters for food
Because their empty stomachs hurt

How dare we forget such as these
And not give them a chance to dream
Not feed them so that they can sleep
They're not like us, so it would seem

But just like us, each one of them
With eyes that shine and smiles that light
Your heart up like a Chriistmas tree
Keep them in mind, please don't lose sight

At least supply their basic needs
Toys, clothes and some food to eat
A doctor when they come down sick
And in the winter give them heat

But most of all, give them yourself
Don't hide your heart, please show you care
And let them know their valued much
And of your willingness to share

So blessed we are that we forget
That others struggle just to eat
As we live air conditioned lives
And live in homes with central heat

This poem's not meant to worry you
But only open eyes to see
How precious all these children are
Each child could have been you or me

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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Well spoken, Michael.  How blessed we are indeed, when so many others are in need of the basic things we have.  Your heart shows in this poem.
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Thank you for this timely repost, Michael...it is so easy to overlook those who have naught...but a poet never forgets, and sees all...

Thank you...
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Michael,

   How true this poem is.  And in perfect timing for the season.  I greatly enjoyed this my dear friend

Hugs to you,
Tara

"My heart is like an open book, for the whole world to read"
     - Motley Crue, Home Sweet Home

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4 posted 12-12-2001 07:23 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

Yes, some things must be said. Excellent message, great poem. Thanks.

Melton
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5 posted 12-12-2001 07:39 AM       View Profile for walker   Email walker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for walker

I love this poem, I often remind myself and my children that we should be grateful even for candy. Great reminder of how other's live in the world.
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Everyone, thank you.  I think it's very important to never forget the little ones around us that are in need.  Be well!

Michael  

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8 posted 12-24-2005 12:58 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Hoping this gets read, it was one of Michael's better pieces I always thought.  Merry Christmas to the family, may his memory shine brightly this season.
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Thanks for bringing this back, Sharon...it is one of my favorites too!!
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Missing you so much Michael.

~Let peace begin with me...     

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