Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

Rookie - 3 Points (Singapore)

Don'T Bring Me Back To The Orphanage - Poem by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

The bell has rang
Faces of cheers mirrored across the classrooms
Packing their beg eagerly
Running to the compound
Awaiting parents waiting anxiously
Their loved ones are their reason
To live and let live
For me, life is a torment
Innocent face full of grief

Colors of love
Painted with affection
Brushed with kisses
Warmed with hugs
I watched them from the waiting bench
The children are singing with joy
Chorused by lovely caretakers
And the four wheels
Unhesitant fetch them home
A home sweet home

This is the world, which I lived in
Too young to understand
What’s suffering means?
Agony and pain
Are my breakfast
Quenching my thirsts
But still hunger
The longing would be longer
Until You take me away to foster
A long lost link with them
Auntie Helen, please
Don’t bring me back to the orphanage
Should I resist
I’d be rage
Persist
And intense
Too young to understand


Comments about Don'T Bring Me Back To The Orphanage by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

  • Rookie Tiny Dancer (2/4/2009 12:35:00 AM)

    I understand this longing for family. Very good imagery. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Reshma Ramesh (10/13/2008 11:12:00 PM)

    wow......very nice.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mamta Agarwal (7/13/2008 12:31:00 AM)

    heartfelt, beautifully expressed, this difference between have's have not's, seen through the eyes of an orphan. touching poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Prachi Tiwari (4/26/2008 6:05:00 AM)

    Its a beautiful poem..good to know that there are people like you who possess this talent to give words to pain.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 316 Points Marilyn Lott (4/23/2008 6:47:00 AM)

    So sad when children suffer. Life should be only the best
    for them; cared for and loved. Often that is not the case.
    Keep writing and sharing with us.

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abha Sharma (3/22/2008 8:47:00 PM)

    a touching treat....reminds me of Amir Khan's Latest movie.....Taare Jameen par...
    nice imagery, a good one (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 17, 2009


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