Learn More

L C Vieira

Rookie (Lisbon, Portugal)

Bless The Child


Bless the child who's blessed me,
bless the child who's cursed me,
and stolen from and hurt me.

Bless the child I've deserted,
and turned from without a word,
too busy, too much, too real.

Bless the child I've kicked out,
then locked my door to him,
annoyed, angry, bitter.

Bless the child I've done nothing to,
and the one who's done nothing back,
the one I've ignored every time.

Bless them all Lord;
take my many mistakes,
and turn them right side up,
inside out, and brand new.
Make something
unexpected, wonderful, from You.

(1994)

Submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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 (Bless The Child by L C Vieira )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. 'My Christmas Prayer' (For all who have .., Linda Winchell
  7. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  8. Ring Out , Wild Bells, Alfred Lord Tennyson
  9. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Poetry of the Stars, Shahrokh Sharifrazy
  2. The Song of Krishna, Shahrokh Sharifrazy
  3. My Christmas Wishes, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  4. What a Concept is this Love, Shahrokh Sharifrazy
  5. Sri Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886), Tushar Ray
  6. Love Is, Kristen Brown
  7. Poetry in Motion, Shahrokh Sharifrazy
  8. Nothing I Fear, Kristen Brown
  9. Tantalizing, Kristen Brown
  10. Your Heart Be At Ease (Rewrite), Kristen Brown
[Hata Bildir]