Jack Growden

Rookie - 278 Points (1997 / Townsville, Australia)

Beneath One Sky - Poem by Jack Growden

Beneath One Sky

The boys on the beach
Feel the sand between their toes,
And sunlight on their shoulders.
They have spent the summer
Playing with close mates
And scaling granite boulders.

Under the same sky
Children scurry through a street
Strewn with metal and bricks.
They have spent the winter
Starving in sheer fear,
As skinny as thin cue sticks.

Their mother whimpers
As her eldest writhes and bawls,
Tormented by his lesion.
He spent all of autumn
Exposed to the war
That has ruined the region.

A mother watches
Her daughter squirm and giggle
While she plays with her father.
They have spent all of Spring
Together as one;
Beneath the sky we’d all rather…


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Copyright Jack Growden 2013. A sad truth...One world, but different skies it seems. Please read the remainder of my collection, and rate and comment on them as you wish. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy!

Comments about Beneath One Sky by Jack Growden

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (2/1/2014 5:24:00 AM)

    Thanks for your feedback Allan (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 169 Points marvin brato (10/24/2013 11:17:00 PM)

    Reality unveiled...life is not all bed of roses! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/19/2013 5:18:00 AM)

    As I said in the notes section, it's a sad truth. Thanks for reading David! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points David Wood (10/19/2013 5:12:00 AM)

    We all live under the same sun and sky but as some strive for peace others strive for war and violence. Good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/18/2013 6:32:00 PM)

    Thanks ladies! Your feedback is wonderful. Keep reading :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,829 Points Heather Wilkins (10/18/2013 1:54:00 PM)

    a good write about the days of childhood. a happy time for the children enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,059 Points Patricia Grantham (10/18/2013 8:06:00 AM)

    Enjoyed your write. It is very refreshing
    and uplifting. Nice poem of childhood days. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (10/18/2013 7:39:00 AM)

    Thanks Tamara! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please keep reading my work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Tamara Aimson (10/18/2013 7:30:00 AM)

    This is really good. I like the rhyme. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013


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