Don’t Cry My Children (poem)

Though bright sunny days were swallowed by night

Don’t cry my children don’t cry


And tomorrow appears nowhere in sight

Don’t cry my children don’t cry


Our star in heaven which once burned so bright

A darkness came to claim our hope’s delight

Don’t cry my children don’t cry


Undressed by confusion reason takes flight

My children don’t cry


We turn toward some anger to make things right

My children don’t cry


Awash in sorrow bleak pain is our plight

No signs of relief strange thoughts we ignite

Don’t cry my children don’t cry


From somewhere in the darkness of this rite

Our troubles make a special spark excite

Our heart and soul implore to hold it tight

And with His Grace our struggles we will fight

Till once again we feel the morning’s light

And when I aid my neighbors I’ll recite

Don’t cry my children don’t cry

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Martin your poem reads like an old Gospel Hymn, nice beat. Regards, snakeslane

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janshares 4 years ago from Washington, DC

This poem echoes so much of what is going on all over the world. Thank you for sharing.

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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thanks for sharing such a lovely poem.

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Martin, this is not only beautiful, but inspirational! Touche!

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thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Well done Mhatter99, I will vote this gem up.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Each one i read is my favotite at the moment..Beautiful!!!

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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Sadly, if things continue the way they are not just here but all over the world, the children will have plenty of reason to cry.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Really nice and great music. Passing this on.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Very beautiful. I truly hope that we will be able to conquer the dangers that cause our children to cry.

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Although you may not have penned this outstanding poem for those dear one lost in Conn., it is instantly who I thought of.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

What an endearing poem, but it reflects how things are and I don't think it will get any better. Brilliantly penned, voted up,


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is beautiful, well done. I needed this today, thank you, up and sharing.

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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

This can truly become a classic! You've captured the moment so well Martin and your words though haunting, ring true.

Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.

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DJ Anderson 2 years ago

"He Was Beautiful", such melancholy music...perfect accompaniment for your thoughts. I noticed that you posted this a year and a half ago, yet your words ring true for the crises in the world, today.

Beautifully written, hauntingly sad.....'till...we feel the morning's light'.


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ashelladyhawke 2 years ago from California

It's been awhile since I signed in and when I did so just now, this poem was here for me. I think of my father who left this world in July. And I know that is just what he would say: "Don't cry my children don't cry". Thank you for this. It means very much to me.

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