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A Little Child Cries


In a far off place, a little child cries itself to sleep again as the night before,
He doesn’t understand why his little bloated body is weak and covered with sores.
This was the life he was born into and no one here seems to really care,
While we stuff ourselves, a child is near death because we don’t take the time to open our
hearts and share.

I think there ought to be an Army that goes into these countries armed only with food,
medicine, and a whole truckload of love,
To give hope, to the hopeless! What a blessing and testimony to our Savior up above.
Our pets get fed better than these poor people do,
And it is not necessarily their fault the tribulations they are going through.

I thank God that I have never had a child of mine cry itself to sleep because there was no
food for it to eat,
It may not have always been what they wanted, but they never went hungry or had to beg
upon the streets.
I am poor, but I am blessed in more ways than I will ever know,
And everyday I thank the Lord as I watch my love for Him grow.

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  1. Date: 12/17/2009 3:58:00 PM
    good job, sad story- heartbreaking.

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 5:06:00 PM
    this is reminder to me to be grateful for the things i have in my life....... very nice write!

  1. Date: 12/15/2009 7:08:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring us today! God bless you for this! Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 2:57:00 PM
    As I am sitting here reading your wonderful poetry today, I would like to thank you Ron. First I would like to thank you for writing and sharing your poetry (whether one poem or a thousand) here at PoetrySoup.Second I would like to thank you for all your kind comments to me and to all the other excellent poets also. I wish you all the best in life and in your writing endeavors in 2010. Love and blessings to all, Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2009 6:52:00 AM
    Once again you have created a Masterpiece with your beautiful words. I am so thankful I can call you my friend, and I am with you on this mission....much is being done but there is so much more that could be done....take some of the money that goes for bonuses and feed a few hundred children....much love to you, always, Christy

  1. Date: 12/13/2009 6:53:00 PM
    A wonderful reminder to be grateful for what we have been given. The troops that advance forth before the front lines are poets such as you and any who have a heart for those children and others you mention. We must be the prayer warriors in a search and rescue mission. God ,please help us all to do your will.

  1. Date: 12/13/2009 6:40:00 PM
    Can I volunteer for this army, Ronald? One "armed only with food, medicine, and...love"? This is so sad but also very true. I hate to think of children suffering this way. God bless you for reminding us who lucky we are to have the basic necessities that we often take for granted. Much love, Carolyn