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Crying I

When a crack baby dies, I cry.
Brought into this world with a burden.
Which there was no control.
Now in heaven.
You have your own role.

When an innocent child dies, I cry.
Taken from this world with no warning.
Snatched from the mouth of life.
Now to serve their time resting
In heaven playing a fife.

When an addicted youth dies, I cry.
Making them go farther
To see and feel beyond.
There was no father
To have that special bond.

When a homeless person dies, I cry.
Living amongst nature in whatever they can find.
Hoping someone would lend them a hand.
No one is to be so kind.
It didn’t turn out as planned.

When a soldier dies, I cry.
Fighting for their country
In a foreign land.
Finally free
Like the wind-blown sand.

When an old man dies, I cry.
Life full of memories
And now he is done.
Leaving lots of stories
For his grandson.

When a friend dies, I cry.
I wonder if I really knew ’em
And if he really knew me?
Was I a good friend to ’em?
A tragic event he couldn’t foresee.

When someone takes their life, I cry.
Will all this ever stop?
What gives us the urge to control life?
Life is too precious to flop.
Give them the strength to drop the knife.

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8 thoughts on “Crying I

  1. Hari Qhuang

    It’s very touching and well-expressed.
    One can feel the sadness, sympathy and empathy emitting from the lines.

    1. Frank

      Thanks, Hari. I appreciate the comments.

  2. thehappyhugger

    This is really powerful writing, and also, I could feel the sadness.

    1. Frank

      Thank you, Michelle. I try to write to bring out the emotion. Even after writing this piece and I go back to read it, It still brings a tear to my eye. Thanks again for the comment.

  3. meticulousmick

    Like it Frank, have a good weekend. MM 🍀

    1. Frank

      Thanks, MM. Hope you have a good weekend, too.

  4. risinghawk

    Good stuff, Frank. Powerful. Keep ’em coming. Peace . . .

    1. Frank

      Thank you, risinghawk. I appreciate your comments.

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