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To: An African Mother, From: A Malnourished African Child - Poem by .Pd. is here

Born in the famine struck Africa
Living at the age of five
You told me mother,
That I was lucky to be alive.

When my friends were dying of hunger
And my health too began to crumble,
We could not afford to buy food and healthcare things,
Owing to our meagre earnings.

The day that I bid good-bye to life
Vivid memories of you I locked inside
My life conveyed a grave reality
Of numerous malnourishment deaths, indeed a pity!

Maybe God had written this fate for me,
Dying, rather than living in pain was how he had planned it to be.
I know you wished I could live a while longer
But I ask of you to find your feet and be stronger.

Mother, I know you didn't have an alternative
You dug a shallow pit & let my body rest in peace.
No Gravestone, No mark to identify my tomb by
Not even a picture of me, to look at and cry.

Standing here at heavens gate
I see you, moving on in life ahead
I have of God just one complain,
Why such short life span did you paint?

Mother, now that I no longer exist
Don't ever strike me off from your 'I love...' list!
Remember me as a glorious flower
Who happened to spread joy, though just for an hour.


Comments about To: An African Mother, From: A Malnourished African Child by .Pd. is here

  • Rookie Nikunj Parikh (4/6/2007 2:04:00 AM)

    a poem which clearly paints the picture of plight of millions of children in Africa......
    Certainly this is ur best and perhaps the best i have read........
    truely wonderful......
    keep up the good work.....
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  • Rookie - 0 Points Chandan Roy (9/6/2006 12:14:00 PM)

    The way you have concluded with the last 2 verses - they leave a deep impact and the words are piercing into the mind. A very good write this one - indeed! ! You have the mastery with words and your thoughts so HUMANE. I did vote 10 but honestly this poem deserves more for all of its contents and the THEME. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 171 Points Erhard Hans Josef Lang (8/16/2006 11:34:00 PM)

    ...good poem - and best your message were received, when it served to inspire in those healthily alive the casual sharing of the joys of one's physical state in a mind ritually united, at times, with those who have passed on to the purely spiritual realm, and be it that it were done only in mind, not by virtually turning the bones, although the latter were yet better (exhuming them from time to time, talking to them and reburying them with gifts and new shrouds, as practiced in Madagascar) . (Report) Reply

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Poems About Child

  1. 51. To: An African Mother, From: A Malnouris.. , .Pd. is here
  2. 52. 0007 African Child , Michael Shepherd
  3. 53. To The Illegitimate Child , Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler
  4. 54. Child Of A Day , Walter Savage Landor
  5. 55. Runaway Child , Patrick Harris
  6. 56. To A Lady With Child That Ask'D An Old S.. , Richard Lovelace
  7. 57. God Gave To Me A Child In Part , Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. 58. Evening Song Of The Thoughtful Child , Katherine Mansfield
  9. 59. *child Marriage? ; Child In Marriage? , malini kadir
  10. 60. The Sea-Child , Eliza Cook
  11. 61. A Letter To Lady Margaret Cavendish Holl.. , Matthew Prior
  12. 62. The Child And The Mariner , William Henry Davies
  13. 63. Love Is A Child , Daniel Hooks
  14. 64. To My Name-Child , Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. 65. Nanda's Darling Child , Sant Surdas
  16. 66. To An Unborn Pauper Child , Thomas Hardy
  17. 67. To An Orphan Child , Thomas Hardy
  18. 68. Child Abuse , Donna Nimmo
  19. 69. Santorini - The Naked Child , Giorgos Seferis
  20. 70. 'Be Noble My Child' , Alison Cassidy
  21. 71. The Wind-Child , Enid Derham
  22. 72. To A Ten-Months' Child , Donald Justice
  23. 73. A Child Is Born , DAVID GERARDINO
  24. 74. Sonnet I: Abused Little Child , Sandra Osborne
  25. 75. Grace For A Child , Robert Herrick
  26. 76. A Child My Choice , Robert Southwell
  27. 77. To A Child Of Quality, Five Years Old, T.. , Matthew Prior
  28. 78. Of Child With Bird At The Bush , John Bunyan
  29. 79. Not A Child , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  30. 80. To His Saviour, A Child;A Present, By A .. , Robert Herrick
  31. 81. In Memory Of A Child , Vachel Lindsay
  32. 82. Everyone Is A Hurting Child , Uriah Hamilton
  33. 83. Child Of Dawn , Harold Monro
  34. 84. The Child , Sara Coleridge
  35. 85. Child Lover , Robert William Service
  36. 86. To The Lady Crewe, Upon The Death Of Her.. , Robert Herrick
  37. 87. 0359 One For The Inner Child , Michael Shepherd
  38. 88. The Only Child , Katharine Tynan
  39. 89. Little Popeet - The Lost Child , William Topaz McGonagall
  40. 90. 0294 Bless This Thy Child , Michael Shepherd
  41. 91. When I Was A Child , nicola burkett
  42. 92. Another Grace For A Child , Robert Herrick
  43. 93. Even As A Child , Eugene O'Neill
  44. 94. There Was A Child Once , Katherine Mansfield
  45. 95. Sweet Child (Children) , C.J. Heck
  46. 96. Child Play. , Bernard Shaw
  47. 97. From The Heart Of A Child , Lore Me34
  48. 98. The Earth-Child In The Grass , Katherine Mansfield
  49. 99. A Little Child Shall Lead Them , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  50. 100. Destiny's Child , Linda Ori
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