The Boy

I saw a little boy

Just outside his hut 

So little that

Barely he could walk.


It was winter

And he was standing

In his tattered clothes and half naked

But he was not feeling it.


Not aware of anything

Around him or anywhere else

He was smiling

And he kept smiling...


My heart sank...

Into the moment.

And I was out of this world

If only for a moment.

Poetry by Shamshad Alam
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Written on 2017-07-03 at 11:02

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Great work. The resilience of the young is amazing.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
What a beautiful image and moment for you.
A very good poem.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
This is a very strong image, and the effect on you is pure, honest, human, understandable emotion.

This is a wonderful poem about a difficult subject.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo! A fine work indeed.