Sunday, 19 October 2008

Shadows of a tear.

Pencil drawing

~
They have such pretty clothes
For in the sunlight it shows
But when the harsh wind blows
Their hunger only grows
~
And in the little children’s faces
Where only tears leave traces
Of lost souls and places
No life of love and graces
~
For God with all his power
Could not save one little flower
And man in all his glory
Could not understand the story
~
For I've seen the people cry
That so many had to die
And no one can tell me why
No one seems to even try
~
For it was no act of fate
For the lack of love is hate
For again we were too late
To change what we create
~
It was not meant to be
For in their eyes I could see
They were just like you and me
Just shadows of eternity
~
For we live and only stare
In a world that doesn't care
But do not shed a tear
There will be more I fear
~

35 comments:

Diana said...

SAD.

SandyCarlson said...

Nick, this is a powerful poem. Yes, we are each responsible for the suffering we don't help alleviate. That's a hard truth. The eyes of these children draw me into that truth. Very strong.

Harmony said...

--For God with all his power
Could not save one little flower
And man in all his glory
Could not understand the story--

wow!thats so True dear!i really love your Blog Poem!specially this phrase! hope u r well!take care!

Cynthia said...

So breathtakingly sad, and you've
captures such a look in the little
ones eyes, AP.

Priya said...

this is my favorite from ur lines-

They have such pretty clothes
For in the sunlight it shows
But when the harsh wind blows
Their hunger only grows

Sandy said...

You've definitely captured a sadness futile feeling. I really like the drawing even though the words and drawing touches my heart in a sad way.

kouji haiku said...

i especially like the image. sad.

Kai C. said...

very sad..it's sad:(

Peg said...

Just beautiful!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

the ending is perfect...

Wanda said...

Nick ~~ I'm shedding a tear... your work and your poetry touches a cord in each of us...

Your heart and soul shows in your work... Blessing my aartist friend.

LOL:) Wanda

Devika said...

For the lack of love is hate-- a realisation put very straight..

but i choose to cry, cry till my death...without tears, may be.

as always, good is the rhyme and sketch...

see again,
wishes!
devika

Lorraine said...

A cry for the needful..how lovely of you

Janice Thomson said...

Powerful poem Nick - the ending says it all. Love your drawing - you've captured the suffering in their eyes with great clarity.

gautami tripathy said...

You speak for India too....

Sad but true.

Did you know, I teach such children? And I do care...

Gauri Gharpure said...

wonderful sketch.. the children's eyes almost speak to us!

Scribblers Inc said...

Goodness gracious...your talent is overwhelming sir...I am touched...

Respect
Scribblers Inc.

Shreeja said...

lovely!

manivannan said...

Sad and touching poem. It moves me...

Echo said...

And so the God question. He can't or won't stop the tear? The flower must wilt for the world to go on but do we really want it to go?

magiceye said...

Beautiful drawing and the poem is excellent in its poignancy..

Sam!! said...

Very well written.. beautiful picture..

Take care

GutsyWriter said...

I'm new to your blog and for someone who doesn't always understand poems, this one I found so touching. The fact that you have an amazing painting or sketch to go with it, makes it even more poignant.

polona said...

moving and sad... and the drawing enhances the feeling

Rosy said...

So sad this poem is, and very touching as well. How so true thease things are in our world today as it was yesterday.

The drawing of these children are very good.

UFO said...

Hmm..the pic reminds me of time when I used to sketch..

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Cecilia said...

Lovely...quite sad tho...

Serena said...

A very touching and moving poem, Nick....you really captured the emotion of your poem in your drawing, especially in their eyes. I feel their sense of hopelessness and fear.

Raghav said...

For the lack of love is hate

really like this line, nice stuff

Devika said...

Sir,

this is an invitation to share..

i got a post at Certain Kind. Its not a poem, i wish you read that. perhaps you will reach there...But still i thought I had to invite some..you would know why...thank you for reading me there..

wishes!
devika

Devika said...

thank you, sir..
for reading and the kind comment...the song you can listen at the u-tube location i gave there in the PS...the balance lyrics are also good, religious..
wishes!
devika

Billy said...

Great poem, and true. WE need to take responsibility for others--everything is connected.

Lynda Lehmann said...

I just discovered your blog, over at Janice's. Wow, you are so creative! I'll be back! :)

Ankita said...

this sketch and this poem, both are very touching...