David Lewis Paget

Gold Star - 9,373 Points (22.11.1944 / Nottingham, England/live in Australia)

For A Social Worker - Poem by David Lewis Paget

What spark in you
Is this that burns
To comfort one
Whose well is pain,
That turns the nightmare
End of dreams
To thoughts of worth
From where they came?

And what the essence
Of your creed
That parts the cloud
In every stare,
You spend your lightning,
Spill each need
Then dredge and heal
Each long despair.

While at the mortgaged
End of dearth
They steal your essence,
Bleed your will,
To leave you sworn
To tears or mirth
While those who care...
Care for you still.

12 April 1984


Comments about For A Social Worker by David Lewis Paget

  • (9/14/2008 4:45:00 AM)

    This hits deep... 'I remember being 'paraded' in my 20's as a 1-in-10 success story by a social worker who 'had me in their care in my teens'...3 of them are still very much friends today.. towers of humanity..24/7 they never gave up on me... (all that aside.. it is a great write) ... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, November 3, 2008


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