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Early Teenage Poems of Tan Pratonix

Updated on June 23, 2011

Five Little Kids

Five Little Lambs  Tan Pratonix
Five Little Lambs Tan Pratonix

Three Early Poems

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The Fate of a Child

Flourishing,
like a sapling, green
and tender
and full of life, sprouts
a young child,
pure and innocent,
in a world strewn
with seeds of vice
and corruption;

Only to be choked
by hateful weeds,
only to wither
a rotting corpse
which crumbles
to dust.

© Tan Pratonix

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A Question to Ponder

Pray, what is life
If full of strife,
If man must live
To maim and kill,
If sorrow, pain
And hate must reign,
If love is dead,
If war must spread,
If peace is gone
(All forlorn) ,
If faith and hope
And charity
And grace and truth
And joy must be
Just a dream,
A memory?

© Tan Pratonix

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The Two Worlds of Man

When I was a child
my eyes were filled
with a pure light
and I gazed with awe
at the beauty
and innocence
of the world, which
only a child can see.

But as I grew older
the dust and dirt
of humanity
dimmed my vision,
and I saw a world
grim and cruel
and terrifying,
rolling towards
an abyss
at the end of its
polluted path.

© Tan Pratonix

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      Christiena Boshoff 7 years ago

      Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. The children are so innocent. Jesus bless them and you.

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      tlmntim9 7 years ago

      All lovely, harshfelt reality I can so agree with.

      Tlmntim9

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      Pratonix 7 years ago from Asia

      Kalto, those kids I found on the road to Darjeeling. They are cute, indeed.~

      Thanks, digits, for the high praise.~

      Thank you, Nellie.

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      kaltopsyd 7 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      I'm in total agreement with Nellieanna. Very, very nice. And who are those 5 cuties in the photo?

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      digits 7 years ago

      excellent and Thank you very much for sharing them.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      Very nice. Vivid expressions of the feelings of a young person, especially. Sad, though. We all must try to make the perspectives better for them.

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