Where Children Still Smile.....

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Featured Review on this writing by Harry Little


Where Children Still Smile….

Innocence Overcomes Hopelessness

 

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Photograph: Sunrise, Unsplash

 

Signs of poverty unhidden.

Buildings stained with age.

Laundry hangs to save 

a few coins for evening lunch.

Small units protect a family

from the elements and

the sun beats down despite….

airconditioners hanging from 

multiple windows left dirty over time.

Where a few occupants sit out in smog-filled air

To smoke a cigarette on the six-foot balcony, 

they are fortunate to have.

It holds two armless chairs 

scrounged from garbage bins.

 

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Photograph: Ben Richardson, Unsplash ( Nicaragua)

 

A small girl wanders aimlessly,

searching for others to play ball.

No nourishment this morning,

but still, an overwhelming smile brightens

everyone who greets her.

Luckily silent to the life, she is part of

and will remain, as long as she is innocent. 


 

……………………………………………………………………………………

Shirley Langton 2020

 


Submitted: October 19, 2020

© Copyright 2020 Shirley M. Langton. All rights reserved.

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Harry Little

Innocence is the common trait in children, particularly those belonging from poor-family-background.

Obviously, their living condition isn't convincing and settling, yet they smile each and everyday. That smile, perhaps, is a symbol that they are happy in their life.
When they are, why not we?

A touching poem!

Fri, November 6th, 2020 6:43pm

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Thanks for your comments as always. Shirley

Fri, November 6th, 2020 7:20pm

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