For Children of Adversity: By Manatita
For Children of Adversity: A Dedication to parents of children who have suffered or is currently suffering.
Peace elusive, kindness rare, life seems short and we feel pain.
Why do loved ones feel encumbered; others act with such disdain?
Hope seems distant, friends desert, new beginnings; children hurt.
So few to hear our mulling cries, save parents who remember worth.
Still, strife inspires fortitude. Some do give and others thrive,
Nourished and enobled lives, graced by His Love to say alive.
Do you see the glowing smiles, as their hearts of gold unfold?
Children feel this deep within, and in their hearts do goodness mould.
So as we lay here weary, on our beds of shallow night,
Solely comforted by some who persist to kindle light.
And sharing with our loved ones: kindness, dignity and ruth,
May the good Lord finds us worthy, grant us peacefulness in youth.
-Manatita 14th June, 2014. Copyrighted