David Taylor

Rookie (3rd January 1956 / LONDON, UK)

Cry For Help - Poem by David Taylor

Did you forget me?
Did you overlook my crying heart
as it tried to reach out in the dark;
tentatively it stretched out one hand
more than a finger less than an arm;
did you see it?

Did you feel my tear?
Just one small drop, it did not leave
this wet eye, too frail to be displayed;
to quiet to make a splash
dried in the wind before sunshine
sparkled its surface;
did you feel it?

Did you hear my call?
The one I shouted but without voice
the one that never left my mouth;
and sounded so loud here
and so quietly everywhere;
did you hear it?

Comments about Cry For Help by David Taylor

  • (4/25/2008 11:15:00 AM)

    a silent cry of a tortured soul. trying to reach out. how many times in trying times we want to reach out, but rarely someone hears our silent cry for help.truly poignant (Report) Reply

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  • (4/16/2008 11:00:00 AM)

    Gently, murmuringly, flowingly put with a message that rings like the loudest of heartbeats on a monitor.... wonderfully touching and, if autobiographical, I sure hope it worked. t x (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (4/14/2008 10:14:00 AM)

    Oh love it came through loud and clear......and touched a thousand hearts
    To fill your day with messages to enrich your poetic heart with a dash of chivalry's
    Touch in even a gentle man's heart I see.here.........................
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  • (4/14/2008 9:57:00 AM)

    Oh David, I heard it allright, no need for voice when words are displayed like this. Surely the message got through? Here's hoping. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 9:52:00 AM)

    David, a heartfelt pea here. I'm sure whomever it was intended for heard it my friend. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 14, 2008

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