Treasure Island

louis rams

(09/13/1943 / new york city)

*********************Childrens Pain***************1979


to look upon your childs face
to hold your child in a warm embrace
to be able to soothe their aches and pains
and kiss away the falling rain.
to taste the salt from the teardrops
which never seem to want to stop.

to be able to comfort him/her when in trouble
and make it seem, like a small bubble.
to pop it within their face
and let them know it's no disgrace.
for all mankind makes mistakes.

in this world of struggle and strife
the child learns to stand and fight.
they look towards you in their hours of need.
and knows that you are a friend indeed.

give them all the love you can
for later on in life, you may need their hand.

Submitted: Sunday, August 30, 2009

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  • Hans Vr (7/15/2010 11:51:00 PM)

    This one is definitely among the most touching and lovely poems I have read. How many parents forget to truly enjoy the 'small' things listed in the poem while our children are young? Are we too afraid to pamper them to give them all this? It is our duty to make them caring human beings and being cared for very well as a child is a stong basis for that. If we manage to instill this caring spirit, they will most likely become adults with lots of peace of mind and as you so brightly state at the end, they will care for us in our old age as well. (Report) Reply

  • surya . (9/7/2009 8:33:00 PM)

    beautiful poem, with a beautiful finish.
    'give them all the love you can
    for later on in life, you may need their hand.'
    voted10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Christine Kerr (9/5/2009 11:30:00 PM)

    Beautiful and so true, I could see many situations in my mind that hit this situation perfectly. A great rhyme to go with it. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/3/2009 8:58:00 PM)

    give them all the love you can
    for later on in life, you may need their hand....give them whatever they want intheir life incluing love care and afection.. they are our future and life line too... i liked it most...10

    read mine child. smiley... teacher no please... henlaid an eggs..school.. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (9/2/2009 4:00:00 AM)

    What a lovely compassionate write. I am sure God
    counts the tears of children just as He counts every
    sparrow that falls.10, for being such a concerned soul.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Kranthi Pothineni (8/31/2009 10:38:00 AM)

    Once Kahlil Gibran had said in his famous book of 'The Prophet'...'You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth'.So at the end they take care of us or not is in our own hands. (Report) Reply

  • Deborah Cromer (8/31/2009 8:50:00 AM)

    Beautiful! Warm and understanding, full of positve words. Your poem introduces insight into feelings. Children do feel pain and we need to take the time to recognize that. What may seem small to us, is the whole world to them. Children have it tough growing up and this poem helps us to help them. DC (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (8/31/2009 6:30:00 AM)

    A well written true appreciation of childhood with a reminder to us in the last line that love has long term rewards. There is a beautiful classic song in French called 'Prendre un enfant par la main'- ('Take a child by the hand'.) . (Report) Reply

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