Matthew Densley

Rookie - 0 Points (23/4/85 / Bristol UK)

Lamenting The Death Of A Child


Here, I lament the death of a child
Though not deceased, but gone the same
Thrown from shelter into wild
Left unguarded, life's fair game

Was it that the child did wrong?
To grow too fast and into exile
Or did they merely take too long?
While slowly fading out of style

It's come too late to sleep and dream
It's time to wake and greet the day
And now's too late to plot and scheme
Of how to breeze their life away

Lament the death of youthful ease
Lament the death of childish hope
They've kissed goodbye those climbing trees
And head out on that upward slope



'Lamenting The Death Of A Child' Copyright © 2012 Matthew Densley
Permission granted to reproduce for personal and educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is prohibited. Any unauthorised broadcasting, public performance, copying or recording will constitute an infringement of copyright. Selling without prior written consent prohibited. Obtain permission before redistributing. In all cases copyright notice/disclaimer must remain intact.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Lamenting The Death Of A Child by Matthew Densley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Rainfall, hafiz qasim
  2. Reading Elizabeth Bishop's Poem 'Insomnia', Merton Lee
  3. A language, a race, gajanan mishra
  4. Reality And Unimagination..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  5. Smile, hafiz qasim
  6. Soldiers' Living Tomb, Ima Ryma
  7. Winter In The Wind, Tony Adah
  8. Barren Moon, Esther Ukeh
  9. Unrest Soul: Churches After Christ Death, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  10. Weak in Nature, hafiz qasim
[Hata Bildir]