Doug Hollywood Davis

Rookie - 10 Points (1965- / Glens Falls New York)

I Sent My Child To School Today - Poem by Doug Hollywood Davis

I sent my child to school today
With his little lunch box

When he came home he said his friend
Had gotten the chickenpox,

I sent my child to school today
And asked him what he learned

He told me about firemen
They taught him how not to get burned,

I sent my child to school today
He said, 'Do you know what they taught me? '

He told me they taught him numbers
As well as his ABC’s,

I sent my child to school today
A smile on his face

I gave him a kiss and a hug
And said, 'See ya funny face! ',

I sent my child to school today
His smile bright and wide

But an older child brought in a gun
How did he get it inside? ,

I sent my child to school today
As in every day

But the child with the gun started shooting
The reason? No one could say,

I buried my child after school today
All I can do is cry

I lost my child at school today
And nobody can tell me why.


Comments about I Sent My Child To School Today by Doug Hollywood Davis

  • Gold Star - 27,708 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/9/2014 5:12:00 AM)

    A socially relevant poem the humanity faces the problem of vendalism even in school premises and none have the security. A good poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Charli Pinkney (12/1/2008 10:14:00 AM)

    I hope that this poem isn't true...... A very good poem.... Definitley going on my favourite poems list! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jane 92 (11/10/2008 8:00:00 AM)

    this is one touching poem.. it made me cry
    i hope it is not true...: ( (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelsey Emes (6/2/2008 6:37:00 PM)

    very thoching and very true (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emily Marrazzo (4/18/2008 7:05:00 PM)

    Oh mny goodness! ! And the scary fact is, that could happen at any time. That is scary (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abha Sharma (3/20/2008 8:06:00 AM)

    indeed very touching lyrics.... heart rendering (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 20, 2008



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