Dave Alan Walker

Bronze Star - 2,580 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

A Little Girl Is Crying


A life that didn't stand a chance
destroyed before it began
like a sacrifice to the slaughter

A little girl is crying
her mother is in denial
a street full of people
everybody watching
but nobody looking

A little girl is crying
as her father sells ice and crack
for the devil and his crew


A little girl is crying

Submitted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Edited: Saturday, August 17, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 17,180 Points Valsa George (4/27/2014 5:56:00 AM)

    Often we become passive spectators to others misfortune....! We never bother to lift even a little finger to reduce another's pain....! Some are so callous that they enjoy seeing the tears of their fellow beings! Let no child cry on the streets unattended! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,180 Points Valsa George (4/27/2014 5:49:00 AM)

    Often we become passive spectators to others misfortune....! We never bother to lift even a little finger to reduce another's pain....! Some are so callous that they enjoy seeing the tears of their fellow beings! Let no child cry on the streets unattended! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 144 Points Rubab Atwal (12/3/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    amazingly beautiful.enjoyed it alot.its the best poem i have read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 158 Points Queeny Gona (8/25/2013 11:15:00 PM)

    Thought provoking write dear Dave. It reminds us of our reluctant and dumb attitude towards the unpleasant things happening on streets!

    Great write. Stirring the minds of public to reciprocate the right way at times. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,150 Points Thomas A Robinson (8/17/2013 12:57:00 PM)

    provocative, we are denying as we watch. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,082 Points Valerie Dohren (8/16/2013 5:32:00 PM)

    Thought-provoking and very moving. Excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,761 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/16/2013 5:43:00 AM)

    Sad reality is described in the poem. The difference between watching and looking is brought out with clarity. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (8/16/2013 5:38:00 AM)

    Those who sell crack should be made to eat it. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (8/15/2013 9:50:00 PM)

    an interesting write. sad for the little girl (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jemima Rivas (8/15/2013 3:26:00 PM)

    heartfelt, this is quite interesting thank you (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/15/2013 11:34:00 AM)

    Fantastic write..life destroyed before it began..Touching poem indeed, with a great message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (8/15/2013 6:04:00 AM)

    agree with Lyn..
    simple but strong and true
    nice written (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,580 Points Lyn Paul (8/14/2013 7:48:00 PM)

    Shocking reality told in very few words. Very well written (Report) Reply

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