Eric Thomas


Seasoned Child - Poem by Eric Thomas

A seasoned child with a voice to hear,
A voice that echoes through hearts and mind,
Her innocence shattered, but not through fear,
The perpetrators will pay their fine.
Her courage carries her through life,
And no one now will dare forget,
The echoes that will always strive
To change the fortunes of regret.
They cry too soon, "She's gone away…"
Beneath the tears, you hear her breathe,
They pray to God and hope they may
Never see the country seethe.
The country's hopes are carried on
The shoulders of this seasoned child,
With a voice that thunders at dawn,
This land of hers has been beguiled.

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I wrote this poem after hearing about the shooting of then 14 year old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai, just because she stood up for her rights and others for access to education. I was disgusted to hear about it, and so, I expressed it through poetry...

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013



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