Benjamin Michael Clark

(06/22/90 / Mattydale, NY)

A Child at War


A country invades another country
While civilians flee to the hills for

Their lives

Children’s ears are pierced

By the sound of gunfire
&

B
O
M
B
S

A young girl wearing
An old - filthy
White dress
With long blonde hair carries her
Teddy bear in her left hand while she
Walks hand in hand with her

Father fearlessly - As if they're

In the clear-

When a man
Standing in a moving jeep
With

An Ak-47
Shoots the little girl’s

Father in the head-

The little girl's
Father falls to the
Ground as blood pours out
Of his crown-

The little girl
Falls to her knees over her father-
& She holds onto her
Father's bloody head for the last time-

She screams, 'Daddy! Noo! .. Daddy? ! '
Her dress is
Stained
Red-

the jeep passes
By the little girl
As the shooter

& the 
little girl lock 
Eyes-

She would never
Forget the look in the
Killer's eyes-

She clings to her
Teddy Bear
For it is all she has left

To take
Care of
Her in this hopeless world-

Submitted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Edited: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Child at War by Benjamin Michael Clark )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Tough Guys, Manny Furious
  2. Wow, that's a effed up cloud...., Manny Furious
  3. Breaking Inner Strait Jackets, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. We won the game 22-6...., Manny Furious
  5. My effing garden...., Manny Furious
  6. After a day of yard work...., Manny Furious
  7. A long drive home...., Manny Furious
  8. 5: 30am in June, Manny Furious
  9. Old Wounds, Manny Furious
  10. A process...., Manny Furious

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]