Tan Pratonix

Rookie - 0 Points (Triolet, Mauritius)

Tan Pratonix Poems

1. Trigonometry 2/7/2006
2. In Praise of God's Good Earth 2/1/2006
3. Bird-Magic 2/7/2006
4. Melanie May 2/1/2006
5. Thoughts of Fishes in a Glass Tank 2/2/2006
6. Hands 2/2/2006
7. Fieldglasses 2/3/2006
8. A Hand Reached Out from Heaven 1/27/2006
9. Grief 2/3/2006
10. There's a Beauty in the Night 1/26/2006
11. Impressionistic 2/2/2006
12. If I were a Jibjib Cat 1/26/2006
13. If I were a Woofy Dog 1/26/2006
14. Before the Storm 1/28/2006
15. African Rhythms 1/27/2006
16. Quiet Girl 2/3/2006
17. Summer Rain 2/2/2006
18. Ant and Dragonfly 2/3/2006
19. Rabbits 2/2/2006
20. Vietnam 1/27/2006

The Fate of a Child

Flourishing,
like a sapling, green
and tender
and full of life, sprouts
a young child,
pure and innocent,
in a world strewn
with seeds of vice
and corruption;

Only to be choked
by hateful weeds,
only to wither
a rotting corpse
which crumbles
to dust.

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