• Jacqueline Le Sueur

Child

Updated: Jan 30

Maybe four years old Pretty pink pyjamas Dirty and torn

Wisdom of age Beyond young years Etched on your sad face

Feet cut & bleeding Have they ever seen shoes?

Hair matted Twigs for adornment Baubles of the earth

Blue plastic mug Held upwards Empty

You were here yesterday You will be here tomorrow But for how long?

The world walks by Seeing you Avoiding you

You touch their hearts Maybe their souls But not their wallets

It’s not money You need in your blue mug It’s love



Written about a child who lived under a bridge across the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand

https://hellopoetry.com/poem/60353/child/

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