Street Children Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin

Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines

Street Children

Rating: 4.8


Street children are roaming around the streets
While the dark sky
Pours the earth with tears.

Street children are roaming around the streets
Even if the Sun sprays
The land with its hot and fiery rays.

Street children are roaming around the streets
While the dark and lonely nights
Are infested with beasts.

Street children crawling like rats
Waiting for their next meal
They are like snakes sleeping on the slimy streets.

Oh children of misery
With hollow cheeks
Mud covered their arms and knees
They knocked at your hearts
Forced to kneel
And kiss your hand and feet
For a single cent.

Oh poor children
They mature before their time
Starvation is a day to day scene
They could die anytime
And anywhere
Without seeing the rising Sun.


Copyrigt 2019, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

Monday, July 22, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: children
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 22 July 2019

This is a wake up call for the authorities to act with political will to save the street children from their worst situation. A noble write, dear ate Rose.....10+++++

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Savita Tyagi 24 July 2019

This is heartbreaking. We see this day in and day out in crowded places. What hurts me most is the fact that these children are portrayed by fundraising organizations in all sort of advertising tool and it is acceptable. At the same time helping a child on street by an individual is discouraged. Encouraging beggars.....not acceptable, no matter how intense is the hardship.

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Edward Kofi Louis 24 July 2019

Sadness! ! ! ! Street Children all over the World! ! ! ! ! ! Man's Government. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Jane Campion 22 July 2019

Street children should not roam any city or town. The authorities have a moral responsibility to look after them. I am pleased to see a poem highlighting this abominable failure. Many thanks Rose for addressing my poems.

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Akhtar Jawad 22 July 2019

Life of street children very well painted, the poem touches the heart.

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Nabakishore Dash 26 November 2021

This is my revisit of your poem.Very exact depiction of street children with a befitting title.Top top scores Madam.

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Nabakishore Dash. 09 November 2021

What a touchy and true depiction of street children.Brilliantly crafted.

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Soran M. H 07 August 2020

Street children crawling like rats Waiting for their next meal They are like snakes sleeping on the slimy streets.

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Soran M. H 07 August 2020

Unfortunately, there is injustice and oppression everywhere in the world, a place worse than the other, poverty and homelessness, serious social diseases... politicians are responsible for it. very well penned and poignant poem 10/10

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Unnikrishnan E S 25 September 2019

Another profound analysis of the plight of the homeless children, their childhood devastated.... food for thought for every human being

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Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines
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