A Child

  • A Child
  • A child looks up to see a smile
  • Longing for approval
  • Instead he sees a scornful scowl
  • And hears his hero howl
  • A child’s heart breaks
  • His small hands shake
  • He wants to run away
  • His dad shouts go away
  • Go out and play
  • And stay away
  • While angels watch
  • And wonder

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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6 Responses to A Child

  1. buttercup600 says:

    Wow, this was so heartfelt Carol Ann, and unfortunately so very true in our society and around the world. My heart goes out to them and it is something that we should address more often. You have summed it up so very well and for that I thank you. Much love x


  2. Thank you, Amanda. Children are so special and so vulnerable. Being a mom or a dad is hard these days when both family members must work most of the time. Yet, it is so sad when a child feels lonely and unwanted. People are pushed to their limits and sometimes just don’t think before they speak.


  3. Very touching and much appreciated. I believe that when children are being vulnerable it touches the deepest part of a parent and some parents can’t handle their own vulnerability and react harshly.


  4. Well said. It is rough being a parent in this era, even more so being a child in many cases.


  5. cocohala says:

    Beautiful. It’s very realistic too. Children want approval, but they don’t know what they want. In my opinion, each generation of parents is different from the one before and it’s why children are so different from those before them. Like you said “It is rough being a parent in this era, even more so being a child in many cases.” this poem describes all children, and I think that’s rare to find.

    Well written.


  6. Thank you for your kinds words. Children are precious. Their sweet smiles touch the heart. What you said is very true. Every generation is different.


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