Robert John Meehan

Rookie - 15 Points (08/20/1950 / RobertJohnMeehan.com)

In Memoriam (A Child Missed) - Poem by Robert John Meehan

A desk lies empty
A missing face to find
A child soon missed by some
Another life consumed by one

A classmate questioned
A missing child to find
While a desk lies empty
A hope dwindles with time

As a child's life once abound
A child's fate is now found
While a desk lies empty
A lifeless child is found

As questions of why arise
A time for tears to flow
While a desk lies empty
A prayer for a missed child we know

A quiet voice to miss
A child missed we know
While a desk lies empty
A question of why to know

A future now not to be
A tragic loss we are told
While a desk lies empty
An answer of why yet untold

A myriad of lives changed
Another youthful innocent lost
While a desk lies empty
At a life's innocence cost

A society believed so rich
And yet a life's worth so poor
While a desk lies empty
Another child's life's no more

A time to ponder a commitment
A life's question to answer
While a desk lies empty...


(copyright 1993-2019)

Topic(s) of this poem: murder


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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 2, 2019


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