Francie Lynch

A Child Is Born - Poem by Francie Lynch

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.

Topic(s) of this poem: birth, disease, greed, hunger, poverty, refugee, sickness, social behaviour, social comment

Comments about A Child Is Born by Francie Lynch

  • (8/27/2016 11:26:00 PM)

    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. (Report) Reply

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  • Ludolf Dauphin (8/27/2016 6:52:00 PM)

    Awesome poem, very engaging and well-written. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (8/27/2016 12:30:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem, Francie. Very thought-provoking. Very much enjoyed reading it, and congrats on poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2016 12:25:00 PM)

    Hi Francie,

    First, Congrats on being selected as the poet of the day. You deserve it, by all means, for this poem.

    In today's world, where maladies, atrocities and hopelessness rule, We still cherish hopes, when a CHILD IS BORNE. Fantastic write.
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  • (8/27/2016 11:11:00 AM)

    Reality bites but there is always hope...good poem thank you.. (Report) Reply

  • Sarah Persson (8/27/2016 2:32:00 AM)

    So very true and makes you think. How much in this life we know and dismiss. You helped us to remember. Thank you. Well done (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (8/27/2016 2:04:00 AM)

    Fantastic and thought provoking- the poem that is. Says much without saying much. Thanks.
    Homeless: Poor: Hungry: Sick: Death:
    And still, in that tent or Uber taxi
    A child is born to change all this.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/27/2016 1:59:00 AM)

    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 (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (8/27/2016 1:38:00 AM)

    A child may be born to rich or poor, in a refugee camp or uber taxi, but he may change the world. A very well conceived poem, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rahman Henry (8/27/2016 1:35:00 AM)

    well-written poem. Still there is hope to dream a better dream. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/27/2016 12:48:00 AM)

    We'll always have them! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (8/27/2016 12:23:00 AM)

    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 (12/18/2015 10:18:00 AM)

    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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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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