Poem -

ONE CHILD ONLY

In its mother's womb
A babe did grow
Birthed on moonless night
In the cold cold snow

And by weeping winds
It was swaddled tight
It's crying sounds
Lost to the night

Lost little babe
On the mountain peaks
No shawl of warmth
Blue rocks for feet

And from frozen earth
Came comfort none
No hunger met
Babes struggle done

Then the arms of light
Reached down a hand
Took that tiny babe

To the loving land

And there he thrives
Amongst clouds of mist
Coloured pink and gold
By the rainbows kiss

For the mother's heartΒ 
Never meant for him
And his loveless death
One nations
Sin.
Marion Price
(2018)

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Marion Price

Hi Lisa, thankyou. Have a very wonderful Christmas...xx

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Gerard McGowan

This is very sad, recently, the remains of a baby were found on a beech here in Ireland. I'm not sure of the circumstances regarding the mother but it's so sad.

This poem has a deep message, well thought out rhyming and flows brilliantly.

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Marion Price

Yes ..I was reading about when China had a one child only and babies especially girls were left in the gutters to die. And you are right..it happens all over the world due to poverty, religion or culture. We are not a nice species Gerald, thanks for reading and commenting and merry Christmas to you and yours xx

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Barry Childs

So sad, Marion, but it needs to be said. Such a cruel and selfish world we live in. Fantastic poem.Β  Barry x

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Marion Price

Thanks Barry, yes it's a soulless shallow place this world, I struggle to find meaning sometimes  ❀️

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