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Gulsher john


A child`s Cry


Could my words
be rooted in your hearts serene
to host my woes and screams;
And sweep off
those nightmares,
And to bring me
some lovely dreams.
Ah! late in the night,
when the whole world gets quiet,
and the distant stars
Take on the darkness
with meek and feeble light.
I pray:
O lord of the heaven and earth,
Why have I been so fretted since birth.
Could I be secured
From the life obscure?
I am a flower, distant to be bloomed.
I am a child,
save me from doom.

Submitted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Dedicated to all children who are being abused and exploited

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  • Dickson Mseti (3/21/2013 1:30:00 AM)

    hear the children crying. The voice of the children crying have been taken for granted but poets will never shut their mouth for them. Thank you for writing this poem and keep on writing (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (3/3/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    we all hear the cry but we always ignore it but now with you piece we will have open our heart and act on it

    a job well done sir
    bravo work (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson (3/2/2013 11:44:00 AM)

    Dear Gulsher, your words are totally true. this life is somehow wild to lots of children. but we can make a change. we can make great and perfect changes by our words.
    well done. you act as the humanity needs. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (3/1/2013 10:41:00 PM)

    Had to read it a couple of times, its very potent to these times, where its expected of children to grow up to soon, we forget the suffering of others, this is a sad reminder, especially like the second stanza, we need the prayers of all men to listen and work together for solutions. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (3/1/2013 10:41:00 PM)

    Had to read it a couple of times, its very potent to these times, where its expected of children to grow up to soon, we forget the suffering of others, this is a sad reminder, especially like the second stanza, we need the prayers of all men to listen and work together for solutions. (Report) Reply

  • Niken Kusuma Wardani (3/1/2013 6:09:00 AM)

    It's a nice piece and it's true even adult sometimes spent restless night and feel helpless.. just like a child, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/28/2013 9:49:00 PM)

    An appeal from a helpless heart to be treated with greater dignity and more warmth! ! A cry heard, here, there, every where! ! Heart rending! ! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (2/28/2013 12:20:00 PM)

    a right use of the tabs, indeed...it goes directly to the service of humanity...
    May God bless us all...
    the picture of the society is bleak, so the poem is bleak with no bright light of hope...since we are humans and we stop being positive at times, it's so natural...
    good poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Bright Morn (2/28/2013 11:26:00 AM)

    A very different peice from u, and one after a very long time, a touching appeal and provoking question from a child, I am a child save me from doom, The rythm is great, Well done John, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (2/28/2013 4:59:00 AM)

    Nice and beautiful, yes the things are serious matter...but to dear God, dont we have to giving up for a lil to Him.
    And if we are even a human take an action when we need to do, and protect children when they need....because it always stronger to protect weaker, not stronger to suppress weaker...because in future we will be weaker and they are stronger...but with love ties to all that will make a weaker become stronger_Soul (Report) Reply

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