Treasure Island

david lessard

(september fourteenth, nineteen forty-one / gardner, massachusetts)

Water can sustain life (but not for him)

Water can sustain life, , but not for him,
Water took his life, he never learned to swim;
Too many children, too many early deaths,
Water claimed their souls and dying breaths.
A fraction of a second, is all it takes,
Pools, canals and man-made lakes.

The greatest loss, is to the very young,
Their songs are finished, and left unsung,
Water refreshes the body no more,
The spark of life has exited the final door.
Water can sustain life, but not your daughters,
There is no such thing as 'our safe waters.'

The greatest loss, is unfinished growing,
The biggest loss, is always knowing,
Knowing your boy or girl is dead,
Wishing it were you instead.

Submitted: Friday, June 12, 2009
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  • Poker Chips (6/15/2009 8:40:00 PM)

    Really deep i feel this what you felt even though ive never experienced it it brought more awareness on this issue (Report) Reply

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