A Child Is Born Poem by Francie Lynch

A Child Is Born

Rating: 4.6


I don't know destitute.
I could use the bathrooms
In McDonalds,
If I eat there.
I'm no refugee.
Neither are you.
We have computers, not canvas.
I warmed up the coffee today
And the dishwasher needs to go through
For the third time this week.
Homeless: We have them.
Poor: We'll always have them.
Hungry: Look to the soup kitchens.
Sick: The gurneys are lined in the halls.
Death: It's all around, and increasing.
And still, in that tent or Uber taxi
A child is born to change all this.

Friday, December 18, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: birth,disease,greed,hunger,poverty,refugee,sickness,social behaviour,social comment
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 27 August 2016

We'll always have them! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kelly Kurt 27 August 2016

All it takes is one, and that could be born at any time and into any situation. Marvelous poem, Francie Congrats on poem of the day

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Brian Mayo 18 December 2015

Cool poem, nicely conceived and well-written. A child doesn't have to be the son of god to change the world.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 August 2016

Congratulations! Seeing your poem as poem of the day is matter of happiness of course. This is very thought provoking. After birth very often a man suffers from diseases, hunger, poverty and sickness. Entirely this is very amazing and this reflects another scene of the world. ...10

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Rahman Henry 27 August 2016

well-written poem. Still there is hope to dream a better dream.

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Prabir Gayen 26 May 2019

And still, in that tent or Uber taxi A child is born to change all this...fine

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Israj Ali 08 October 2018

I don't know destitute. I could use the bathrooms In McDonalds, If I eat there- - Very nicely has been composed

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Benjamin chiu uy 07 October 2018

Yes yes yes its true, This is a great poem, A revelation

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Ruta Mohapatra 08 January 2018

True! Each child brings new hopes for humanity, endless new possibilities.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 August 2016

Hats off to the flight of imagery that has inked this thought provoking brilliant poem. Heartiest Congrats for that as also on it's' selection as Poem of the Day.

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Francie Lynch

Francie Lynch

Monaghan, Ireland
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