Christine Kerr

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Child's Dilemma - Poem by Christine Kerr

Phoned my dad to pick me up from school
'Why, ' he asked, ' What's wrong with you.'
'I'm sick, ' I say, I thought you might care..
'Can't you walk, and get some air.'

The old man was acting the fool
If he was picking me up, I was to follow his rules.
'Wait for me beside the fence.'
Why did he have to be so dense

Sitting in the car, at the house,
He couldn't understand me, quiet as a mouse.
'Dad look at me, ' I tried to roar.
'Can't, got no light.' As he opened the door.

'My teacher says, I'm burning up.'
But like before, I'm Sh*t out of luck.
'Your mother will be home soon.'
I got to go to town.'
'Would you watch to see, I don't fall down.'

I made it through the house
With my cloths leaving a trail,
My mother would look for me.
Determined, to post no bail.

While laying there waiting
I'm thinking goodbye to my friends
Heard some beautiful music
And a bright light poured in

Something was stirring
Must be angels floating above
I understood that it wasn't my time
A lot of other children need love

Heard my name from a distant door
Stumbling through my cloths on the floor
Mom took my temperature of 105
Thankful, that I was still alive

In cold water she laid me.
Fear in her voice, for what she sees
Finally I cried out, Gasping for air
Brothers yelling out, 'What's wrong with her.'

A couple days later, Mom finally asked,
' Where was your father when you came in.'
'I couldn't get it through his thick skull,
just how bad it had been.'

Dad pointed out his new interior light.
Rolled my eyes, but I dared not fight
He screamed at me that he didn't know
Silently we drove home though the snow.

I know now, it's all in the past,
Still wished I could of kicked his ass.'
Yes, when I was a child at age ten,
Scarlett Fever nearly did me in.

(A chilhood memory like it was yesterday)


Comments about Child's Dilemma by Christine Kerr

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/7/2009 5:33:00 AM)

    Something was stirring
    Must be angels floating above
    I understood that it wasn't my time
    A lot of other children need love..there are lot of dilemas in the minds of child when especially one is not paid full attention on him.. very good write i loved it....10
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  • (7/18/2009 5:44:00 AM)

    hey you are still a child indeed chris.... i feel like i m 80 when i read your stuff.... this is very lively and.... nice indeed... i liked it very much..., your ones are very readable and entertaining.. you know that? ...... not many poets can write entertaining pieces..... nice10++=

    with lots of love
    shas! ! ! ! !
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 6, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 28, 2009


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