It’s been a long hiatus, but I’m back.  Slow to start, but at least I started.

I’ve decided to have a theme for this year’s poem-a-day challenge.  It’s going to be Orphans and Street Children. I’m not quite sure yet why, but I feel inspired to do so.

So get your tissues out.  I suspect that this month’s poetry, at least here, will be quite a tear jerker.

Day 1 of the 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

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Outside –
laughing, giggling
skipping with joy
playing with other
little girls and boys

Inside –
crying, praying
dying in sorrow
trying to live
for another tomorrow

Outside –
dirty, smelly
sick with hunger
waiting for rain
to take a shower

Inside –
wishing, hoping
thinking most of
their yearning for
parents to love



2 thoughts on “Appearing

  1. so sad. even sadder, is that it is most certainly some child’s reality. breaks my heart.

    Well, I am 2 days late already and since today is birthday party day and we will have company, guessing no time for catch up. But I will enjoy your poetic offerings and I may just get inspired to write 1 or 2 along the way.


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