Treasure Island

Nina Dringo

(San Diego)

Don't Cry, Child


Don't cry, child
For children starving far away
For homeless people on the streets
Begging for change.

Don't cry, child
For those of us who have no dreams
Who live in dark holes
That we dig ourselves, laboriously - why?

Don't cry, child
For forgotten rainbows
Or melancholy rainstorms
For wispy clouds, always drifting away.

Don't cry, child
For who you are not
Or who you have been
For who you are.

Don't cry, child
For the last animal of it's kind
The mother who cannot feed her children
A planet in need.

Don't cry, child
When you stand on the edge of forever
And wish you could fly
And see the world at your fingertips.

Don't cry, child
For long-gone yesterdays
Or yearned-for tomorrows

Don't cry, child
For what you have done today
Forgive
Start a new day
Make it better than the last.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Don't Cry, Child by Nina Dringo )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. this day, sheade rudman
  2. Love Always, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  3. Smile Not For All, Savita Tyagi
  4. Life with you, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  5. Love for OLUEBUBE, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  6. Broken Dreams, Saturday Chikezie Promise
  7. My mattress, Nassy Fesharaki
  8. أولوية, مالك حداد
  9. Finding Self, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  10. سأهبك غزالة, مالك حداد

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Twice Shy, Seamus Heaney
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. First Lesson, Philip Booth
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]