Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

Five Young Children - Poem by Mary Nagy

Five young children.
Lost and alone.
No one to care for them.
No one home.

Where are their parents?
Sitting in the bar.
Once the drinks have all been poured,
The fights will go too far.

Remember those poor children
waiting there at home.
They're too young to change their lives
or live them on their own.

Are there other children?
Lost and alone?
No one to care for them?
No one home?


Comments about Five Young Children by Mary Nagy

  • (8/20/2005 8:21:00 AM)

    very sad poem, wonderfully written. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (4/1/2005 12:24:00 PM)

    Yes, Mary; there are very many of these children in Nigeria and probably in all of Africa - it is a touching situation. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (3/24/2005 11:56:00 AM)

    A poem that has so much meaning. so much that you feel for the children
    cheere S
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 3 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: children, home, lost, change, alone, remember, child



Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 13, 2006


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]