Maria Sharon Moemise

Veteran Poet - 1,827 Points (17 November 1965 / Randfontein)

Babes In Arms - Poem by Maria Sharon Moemise

Babes in Arms.
By Sharon Maria Moemise



If you were just a little child
In a world resembling the wild
where your parents are the beasts
huge fangs awaiting, you as their feast

If you were that sleepy little one
Awoken by the sound of a blazing gun
Waking to violent prods and painful poking
Not your mommy's loving, gentle stroking

If you were just that little babe
What would be your best escape
when home has become your torture cell
and the rest of humanity gone straight to hell?

If you were that sweet little thing
Whose existence, happiness should bring
Would you be sturdy against forces of evil
when, instead, you are served up as soup for the devil?

If you were that little child
Whose lifeless little body found in the wild
Ravaged by the same humans, who pretend to mourn
Would you even have wanted to be born?

Topic(s) of this poem: violence


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Abuse and violence against defenseless children

Comments about Babes In Arms by Maria Sharon Moemise

  • Amitava Sur (11/7/2015 9:52:00 PM)


    Apparently our society's face looks to be very calm and peaceful like the surface of sea, but the vicious under current and turbulence always persists in it. (Report) Reply

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  • Khairul Ahsan (11/1/2015 9:34:00 AM)


    Any poem of yours that I read, I happen to like it. This is the third one I am reading, and all three are quite good.
    'where your parents are the beasts
    huge fangs awaiting, you as their feast' - It's so unfortunate for any innocent child to have parents like this!
    'If you were that little child
    Whose lifeless little body found in the wild
    Ravaged by the same humans, who pretend to mourn
    Would you even have wanted to be born? ' - Deeply touched!
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (10/27/2015 7:24:00 AM)


    when home has become your torture cell
    and the rest of humanity gone straight to hell?
    portraying of the cruelty of the so called humans. .... so many things happen in this world all over. we shall pray always. that is the best way. thank you very much. liked ur poems. tony
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    Maria Sharon Moemise Maria Sharon Moemise (10/27/2015 9:44:00 AM)

    Much appreciated Tony.

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (10/26/2015 12:24:00 AM)


    Like the poem.... feel it. (Report) Reply

    Maria Sharon Moemise Maria Sharon Moemise (10/26/2015 4:10:00 AM)

    Thank you

  • Fabrizio Frosini (10/25/2015 3:11:00 PM)


    mm.. I've just left a comment on another of your poem, so I don't want to repeat myself.. only say that I abhor those vile, 'subhuman' people who abuse of children (and women) .. and quite often, those people are inside the family!

    thanks for sharing, Maria
    Peace
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    Maria Sharon Moemise Maria Sharon Moemise (10/25/2015 3:25:00 PM)

    Thank you for your review and for understanding my story on both poems,

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015



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