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The Haven Of Children - Poem by a Malaysian Writer

All was fair play and all was well,
Where tidings of joy and mirth did swell,
In Mac D's house.
Up to the slide and down to the floor they fell,
Through their eyes and through their smiles,
They enjoyed themselves.

Till one hand took the boy away,
And another told the girl not to play,
Separately they went.
In the corner the boy stayed,
Out the house the girl did lay,
How they longed to play.

They all asked "why I have to leave that place? ",
The hand said "vanilla and chocolate ice cream do not taste the same",
They ate theirs.
Yet they asked the same question again,
The hand said "for one is Ali and one is Siu Mei",
It all started just from a fair play.

Topic(s) of this poem: parenthood, racism


Comments about The Haven Of Children by a Malaysian Writer

  • Hans Vr (1/30/2016 9:47:00 AM)


    Sad, sad reality
    Still hoping that one day all glasses of discrimination will end up in the trashbin,
    right where they belong.
    Well written poem, strong message
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/17/2016 7:42:00 AM)


    Till one hand took the boy away,
    And another told the girl not to play,
    Separately they went.
    In the corner the boy stayed,
    Out the house the girl did lay,
    How they longed to play.. pathetic but true life situations very well described. thank you. tony
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    A Malaysian Writer (1/18/2016 4:06:00 AM)

    everyone is born without glasses of discrimination but it is the social norm and the ways of upbringing that brought to this pathetic yet true situation in life.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 17, 2016



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