Read Poem: BROKEN CHILD, by Cherie’ Waggie

Sweet was the time the baby first smiled.
Now, secret is the heart of this broken child.
Perhaps, his mother thought, a little sorrow
would be part of his tomorrow. Who can say?
But deep sorrows became his today.
The tender warm touch was all he wished for,
but where were daddy’s protecting arms
to keep him safe from harm?
Of a childhood filled with uncertainty, loneliness,
he remembered and filled his life
with dreams and destinies to erase the pain,
but alone in the night he trembled and shed his tears
longing for daddy to chase away night’s fears.
The years flew. Now he has a son of his own.
How sweet he remembers when his babe first smiled,
but he cries as he wonders will his son, too,
become a broken child.

Cherie’ Waggie
written 2002
all rights belong to me, the author..


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