Daily Poetry: Oxford English Dictionary Page 4

Acceptable

When exactly was it said
that it would be okay
to send them all away with no 
promise of return
to home and comfort, their own bed.

When exactly was it said
that it would be worthwhile
to go the extra mile with no
promise of return
to families and friends, babies never met.

When exactly was it said
that it would be alright
to dim their light with no
promise of return
to quiet and calm, yet they beg.

Daily Poem – Birthday

Happy Birthday little one
Annual day filled with fun
Look at you now, no tiny bairn
Waiting to grow a year again
Celebrating as your life fleets by –
Don’t you remember that day, oh why
Will you keep growing as we all grow old
Keeping the things that you’ll never be told.
Like how you one dark, dark day became to be,
My whole world and my only priority.