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I Cry

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I Cry

 I sat in tears and let them roll down my face
I cried for this child who will not get to know his dad
For his dad was a soldier sent out to fight
 a sad thing called terrorism.

He will have no more bed time stories
Or walks hand in hand in the park
He will not get to play ball or sports
He will not remember his daddy at all.

A toddler with bottle in hand
Not aware yet of the terror that exists
Who will protect these little one
Please mankind understand

Many little ones lose their mom or dad
In a world where chaos seems to reign
Why cannot peace find a place
In the hearts of man?

Why must there be death for greed
I see no other name for it
Or you could call it power
with no care for fellow man.

I guess some may be called animals
For they hunt only to kill
Who taught them that man are enemies
Is that what is called war.

I sit and cry for the human kind
What state we are in
I sit and cry for the child
For what will become

Tears run tell they run no more
I cry for this world 
I cry for the adult and the child
I cry for this world today.



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  1. Date: 5/1/2014 2:30:00 PM
    What a blessing! This is such an enjoyable, beautifully written and captivating read. Thank you so much for the share. You are indeed hugely talented

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:59:00 PM
    another great write on this terribly sad subject, my friend. Sorry to hear you had the flu and hope you feel fighting fit again soon x

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 8:17:00 PM
    very sad, all the pain issued by the world. I wish for the tears to run no more. LUV ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:50:00 AM
    - Phyllis, dear you ..... - Tears dripping poem, written with emotion and love, empathy and really touching to read. - Scoring 7!! - Have a nice and sunny weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:09:00 AM
    This is a very beautifully sad poem my dear friend Phyllis, a very touching one. I want to cry with you while reading it. A great write indeed! I love it and so enjoyed reading it my dear friend. Thank you so much for sharing and for your precious time stopping by to read my work and your warm congratulatory comments as well. Thanks a lot also for the reminder. So much appreciated. Im truly honored & grateful for your visit. Have a great day & hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 9:34:00 PM
    haha, you told me glad the instrument was not a violin. So funny. I remember my sister and her violin lessons. AYY Caramba

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 1:27:00 AM
    You are such a feeling person, Phyllis, and I think you expressed your emotion beautifully with this poem. thanks for putting up a new one for me to see and for all your welcome comments today. Luv, Andrea