Lilibeth Sacmar Apat

Rookie - 0 Points (Oct.2 / Tondo, Manila, Philippines)

Listen - Poem by Lilibeth Sacmar Apat

Listen to the children, though silently, they weep
Barely out from the crib, now they're on the streets
Peddling flowers and things until the wee hours of morning
When they should've been securely, peacefully asleep.

Hear the children crying
Their dignity now in shreds
How could you do this to them, think!
You strip off their innocence, their future... dead.

Listen with your heart, listen to their pleas
They could play no more, they are the playthings
They could run no more, feeling alone, cornered, lost
You put responsibilities greater that their shoulders can hold.

Listen to the children weep
Theirs is a pain that should be your own
Theirs is a hardship much difficult to endure
Take heart, listen to them weeping.


Comments about Listen by Lilibeth Sacmar Apat

There is no comment submitted by members..



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?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 12, 2010


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. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]