make a child

by J. P. Davies

make a child.
build it up and die
pass the buck.

Let it feel,
make it bleed.
leave it alone,
take the blame.

you didn't
teach it to be;
to exist alone

is this life?
what we've been building
is a mockery of time;
a farce.

play the part.
know your role.
and concede


Posted on 11/09/2007
Copyright © 2021 J. P. Davies

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Mary Frances Spencer on 11/09/07 at 03:07 PM

I'm trying NOT to do this to my kids or myself.... Mary Frances Spencer

Posted by Nanette Bellman on 11/10/07 at 05:20 AM

the first stanza says it all. very beautiful and touching.

Posted by Charles M Harrison on 11/26/07 at 11:24 AM

This says a lot in a very few words.

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