ABANDONED ANGELS IN HOSPICE CARE BY AUSTRALIAN POET LEE DURMAJ

Background Information

Lee, you are so well known for your beautiful and sensual love poems that we often forget about your great love and concern for children, especially those without a loving home. Have you written a poem about your feelings for such children?


My life was touched by children living in a hospice. I have listened to people whose life evolves with abandoned children and those living in a hospice... Being a mother and a grandmother I could not imagine any child having to go through such a painful experience, my heart aches for these children. What they endure wasn’t hard to imagine. To be abandoned is devastating enough, but to then be given a death sentence and to see your fellow patients who became your friends and then die the next day. It is hard enough for adults to come to terms with such sorrow yet alone children. Much too young to endure such painful events, I felt these beautiful Angels needed a voice; they inspired me to write this poem. This poem is dedicated to all the orphaned children everywhere, those left with bodies destroyed by war, illness and abuse.

The Poem


Sweet Little Angels

(Dedicated to all the ~ Abandoned Children living in a Hospice. These are their silent words )

So much sadness, so many tears I’ve cried

I look at my life and I wonder, why!

Why was I born to feel only this pain?

Forever lost in faith, hope and my dreams;

who wipes all the tears from my face away?

Whatever I longed for will never be,

Cast aside, left to die, is this destiny?

Conceived in love! So they want me to believe.

I was created then left abandoned;

did you not hear me pleading with thee?

Who will love me? No one’s around to see.

Don’t you understand that I feel alone?

I too, long to be loved! I’m just a child

Where are the arms to hold me when I’m in pain?

To sing lullabies comfort and love me; I’m brave!

Can anyone tell me how does it feel?

So many speak of a love that is real,

on what conditions are you granted this gift?

Maybe I should apply; too late I’ve died.

No one wanted to love me, I see Angels cry.

By Leokadia Durmaj

Copyright © 20th July 2009

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Comments 15 comments

Christina G 5 years ago

Read this and you are standing in the shoes of the poor little Angel whose been left alone.

BEAUTIFUL, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL


Erich Goller 5 years ago

That's a very beautiful and heartfelt poem Lee,sadly so many children growning without love,very well written,Thanks for sharing it,God bless you. Hugs!Erich


Nancy Adair Childers 5 years ago

Lee my friend, these little ones are with the Lord

now, never to suffer again.

God said" Suffer the little Children to come

unto me" He loves them so!

Beautiful Poem, Love, Nancy


Gillian Tindale 5 years ago

I have learnt that in this life what all of us want

"Is to be loved and accepted EXACTLY as we are". It breaks my heart to think that these beautiful children of God never experienced love and acceptance.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Lee, your great talent for writing and your big heart shine in this beautiful poignant poem about the abandoned children in Hospice care. Thanks for sharing this poem. Bob


Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

I thank you most humbly for your loving hearts, your heartfelt comments attest to this. Children are the most precious gift we are given, all they ask is to be loved and protected by the people they have been entrusted to through the gift of love.

Sending blessings and love, Lee


Karen 5 years ago

Heartfelt poem by a talented writer. Blessings to you for your caring heart. Keep your talent shining Lee!

Karen


Ruth Thomas 5 years ago

Lee, what a touchingly beautiful tribute to those precious chidren so deserving of love! My heart aches for them...and your poignant words bring them to life for us. Thank you for sharing this poem and for giving a voice to those who could not speak for themselves...Love and hugs to you, Ruth


Joseph S. Spence, Sr. 5 years ago

This is a very touching poem. It flows very well and really sends a devastating message. There are so many children today who are in need of care, love and affection. Hopefully, their voices will be heard eventually. Great job Lee!!!

Blessings always,

Joseph


Leokadia Durmaj 5 years ago

Your loving heart has spoken in this lovely comment. Thank you most sincerely Joseph. I am hoping the world will hear the voices of all the little children who need love, protection and care. Blessings always, Lee


uppy 4 years ago

Hi Lee can you give me a step by step guide as to how to make a hub, im not having a lot of success with this, one is just going around in circles lol, You have my e-mail address if i dont hear from you before christmas have a great one cheers, and Happy new Year


Leokadia Durmaj 4 years ago

Dear Ruth and Karen, I thank you sincerely for your wonderful comments, I know what wonderful ladies you both are, I am sorry I am late at replying, somehow i missed you both. Just know you are alwyas in my thoughts and prayers and I value your friendship, prayers and your support, sending love and hugs, Lee


Lynne Cullen 2 years ago

Lee, This is so beautifully written as a voice for the children~~If more people had a compassionate heart like you these kids would never be left alone~~hugs to you~


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 2 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Lynne for reading for Lee, I will let her know you left a coment.

Bob


Leokadia Durmaj 15 months ago

Sorry it has been so long before I answered your comment dear Lynne, I did not know until today when I decided to read my posts. Thank you for your love, support and prayers over the years. Blessings sent with love, Lee

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