Christopher Cariad

Rookie - 473 Points (June 10,1989 - Present / Paducah, Ky USA)

Smile - Poem by Christopher Cariad

Smile empty child, smile.
The world is falling a part.
We see bombs exploding, people dying
and children crying.


Homes are broken,
pockets empty,
people are rioting for just mere pennies.


So much darkness we see.
The pain behind the tears we bleed.
what is absent
is but a smile.


Topic(s) of this poem: smile

Comments about Smile by Christopher Cariad

  • (7/2/2015 5:18:00 PM)

    A very intense and vivid poem, the words - smile empty child, the world is falling apart - really touched my mind. That is what is going on in today's world, only it seems as though the child now has an empty smile, their minds are
    filled with uncertainty and doubt because of what is going on with isis and terrorism. Really precise and exacting of our world today. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn
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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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