Treasure Island

Godfrey Torrance

(Jacksonville, Florida)

Two Children I See


Two Children I see
Playing in the grass
A crossbow in hand
Too much time to pass.

They meddle in life
And love and glory
Seeking to find
Life's true quarry

What they do not see
Awaits them soon
A world of hurt
A world of doom

But let them play
As much as they must
Before facing a world
Full of disgust

Now the world can be great
This is known to be true
But it can bring sorrow, hurt and pain, too

But what I see now is craftsman's clay
Destined to change the world some day
They see no pain nor hurt or anguish
A beautiful world is something they languish

And so they shall have what their heart's set in stone
A chance to live happily and make the world their own

To live free from Sorrow and Sadness
To escape the world's unlawful madness
Playing in the grass

Two children I see
Yearning for a world of happiness and glee
Because the world is what you make it
I hope you can see
You must face it up front
Only then, will you be free.

Submitted: Thursday, July 03, 2014
Edited: Thursday, July 03, 2014

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

Topic(s): imagery

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 (Two Children I See by Godfrey Torrance )

Enter the verification code :

  • Colleen Courtney (7/3/2014 12:20:00 PM)

    You've perfectly depicted two children with so much innocence and freedom. It's beautiful to watch children at play because as an adult we all know childhood and it's innocence disappear all too soon. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Azal se aashna..., Azhar Sabri
  2. Going For Gold, Angela Wybrow
  3. A Tragic Fairy Tale, Pankti Vadalia
  4. Sealed Lips, Tony Adah
  5. Autumn, Mario,Lucien,Rene Odekerken
  6. Reasons Not To Visit Dachau, Leslie Philibert
  7. St. Valentine's Day, Edgar Albert Guest
  8. Pleasure's Signs, Edgar Albert Guest
  9. Bud Discusses Cleanliness, Edgar Albert Guest
  10. Our Country, Edgar Albert Guest

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Lawson


The old year went, and the new returned, in the withering weeks of drought,
The cheque was spent that the shearer earned,
and the sheds were all cut out;
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]