A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin

Reflections on life...




I heard a new babe crying

On one cold and frosty morn

His mother, she was sighing

As her new boy child was born


I do not know the state of things

That makes new mothers mourn

Or why the lullaby she sings

Seems lonesome and forlorn


All the world travails in pain

For things we do not know

Our worries are like summer rain

Our fears are like the snow


When the rain is falling still

It waters all the grain

Waters flow where waters will

And none can stop the rain


When the snow has settled cold

It's silent all around

But like the rain that was so bold

It melts into the ground


There go bones of better men

And men of great renown

Like the grain upon the plain

Which grows and is cut down


But let the planting be as sweet

As harvest to the Lord

Life is more than autumn wheat

To be cut by the sword


 So let us rise and make our bed

To joyful work or play

Be the grain that makes the bread

Of life to kneel and pray


For it's true that we but cling

One fleeting season's hour

To life so let our beauty bring

Forth petals like the flower



© 2017 Fabian G. Franklin

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such an uplifting last couple i read the early parts of this, i was feeling a cross between "in the Ghetto" and "Kentucky Rain" (songs by Elvis)

there can be hope...but in this crazy world, sometimes mothers must be sad at the idea of bringing new life into this chaos...what will it all be like in 20 years...not sure i want to be around to find out.

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Fabian G. Franklin
Fabian G. Franklin

Boone, NC

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