Hopeful Children

Hopeful Children

A Poem by Silmara McGarry
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Where there is Dream there is Hope!

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There they are … tapping, dancing little feet

in sweet drops of silver water,

dreaming of controlling clouds as they

pretend to be colourful magical birds,

gliding across glittering skies.

 

Gently, rain falls on those smiling, innocent faces;

each move is so full of gracefulness;

all is forgotten for this moment …

no one can take their place.

 

But, where is gripping hurt, frigid tears from

yesterday, muffled echoes of growling empty

stomachs, sadness on mum’s face, affecting

uncertainty of better days?


Fractured whispering of cold wind in

sleepless nights; palpitating fear within

praying hearts; there is no hope!

Why should you ravel?

 

Ohhh, but look at the silver drops of rain;

again, it washes away our pain.

Even if just for a moment,

we are one together -- with the rain.



© 2017 Silmara McGarry



Author's Note

Silmara McGarry
Try to drive yourselves into this imaginary real life poem.
Photo by Rarindra Prakarsa

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Hi, Sil! : )
Good morning and a wonderful weekend to you.
First, let me say how amazing and stunning I think that picture is, and what a perfect choice you made of it for this poem … it sets an almost spiritually ethereal feel to the moment.
Children, though precious and sensitive, are resilient, brightly hopeful, and filled with innocent dreams, where they can escape to another imaginative world all their own.
If adults did this in the way kids do, we would be considered deranged, but it is the normal state for the wee ones, as part of their natural self-survival from undeserved burdens the adult world thrusts upon them.
I love how you've illustrated the reality of both worlds, and most of all how you've ended it so beautifully and hopefully … you've touched that child who still lives inside me ⁓ a sad, but gentle tear fell.

Beautifully and skillfully stroked upon the canvas of our minds and hearts, I bow most humbly and thankfully, Sil! ⁓ Richard

[a few wee issues -- I'll message you] 😊

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

6 Months Ago

Hey Richard!!! :-)
I hope you had a great evening so far.
I love the picture so much a.. read more



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I love how the rain is here used as the image of hope.
Because we also know that rain nourishes our flora and fauna life. Our human bodies are (supposedly) comprised of more 60% (to be approximate) of water,
which is water in its multitasking manifestation we call rain.
children are the image of innocence and purity, linked here with the rain, and like rain contributing to the replenishment of Mother Earth, through the continuation of life in naturally progressing, eternal and breathing form, we must well look after our children for their welfare. We must also then realise by now the harmonious relationship humans share with nature, the image of our children and the rain being a suiting symbol representing life and hope.

THANK YOU FOR THIS CONSIDERATE POEM.
THIS IS WHAT POETRY IS ABOUT: POINT OUT TO THE UNIVERSE ITS PROS AND CONS.

WELL DONE

Posted 4 Months Ago


Hi, Sil! : )
Good morning and a wonderful weekend to you.
First, let me say how amazing and stunning I think that picture is, and what a perfect choice you made of it for this poem … it sets an almost spiritually ethereal feel to the moment.
Children, though precious and sensitive, are resilient, brightly hopeful, and filled with innocent dreams, where they can escape to another imaginative world all their own.
If adults did this in the way kids do, we would be considered deranged, but it is the normal state for the wee ones, as part of their natural self-survival from undeserved burdens the adult world thrusts upon them.
I love how you've illustrated the reality of both worlds, and most of all how you've ended it so beautifully and hopefully … you've touched that child who still lives inside me ⁓ a sad, but gentle tear fell.

Beautifully and skillfully stroked upon the canvas of our minds and hearts, I bow most humbly and thankfully, Sil! ⁓ Richard

[a few wee issues -- I'll message you] 😊

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

6 Months Ago

Hey Richard!!! :-)
I hope you had a great evening so far.
I love the picture so much a.. read more
Your poem is beautiful, the message uplifting; but I could not read it without thinking of the untold thousands of children in this conflict torn world that may never see another Christmas. For too many of the innocent there are no glittering skies or drops of silver rain.

Our inhumanity and self interest has plumbed new depths; and that we have not yet banished the evil that stalks this earth is to our everlasting shame.

Beccy.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

6 Months Ago

Hey Beccy!
Sadly the children in this poem are the children of this conflicted torn world th.. read more
What an amazing imagination you have, to paint this lyrical story from tough times & hopefulness. Your details are great, your word choices are dynamic & full of imagery, giving off a sweetness thru-out. Really chilling, the way you bounce the contrasts of a hard life against the dancing joyfulness of children in the rain. An amazing creation this is! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

6 Months Ago

You know, I cried when I finished writing and read it. I wanted them all to be happy.
Many th.. read more
barleygirl

6 Months Ago

That's the ultimate -- putting so much emotion into what you write!
The words solid and true.
"Ohhh, but look at the silver drops of rain again, it washes away our pain;
Even if just for a moment, we are one together with the rain."
The above lines are true. Sometimes memories become less painful and more sweeter. Thank you Silmara for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

6 Months Ago

Indeed they do!
Many thanks for taking the time to read and your kind words :-)
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.
" The tears from yesterday, the echo of growling empty stomachs;
The sadness on mum’s face, for the uncertainty of better days;
The whispering of the cold wind in the sleepless nights;
The fear in the praying hearts;"

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

6 Months Ago

Ohhh...many thanks indeed, Sami :-)))
How beautiful. If we could all only learn to be children again, without judgment or remorse; innocent and benign in our every venture and seeking only to enjoy our lives and enhance the lives of those around us. The very young and the very old are the closest to the angels I believe; one so freshly come from heaven and the other, so near to returning home. There is much we in between could learn from observing them.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

6 Months Ago

Your words are golden and so understanding because that is exactly how I think also. I thank you so .. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

6 Months Ago

Thank you. God has richly blessed me in so many ways. I live in a constant state of thanks and wonde.. read more
Silmara McGarry

6 Months Ago

I am indeed glad to hear that! ;-)
You create such a wondrous, dreamish light in your words. Even in the darker places of the world, we can find hope, and peace, and joy rising with every reminder from every drop of rain. Beautiful!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

1 Year Ago

Thank you indeed for reading... and your great review! :-)
Wonderful...u describe very beautifully...I'm sure in future u gonna be a amazing writer...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much!
Mamta Sonowal

1 Year Ago

ur welc'me...
WonderFull Theme Better Tagine Nice Poem Darling You HAve Write Very Well.....

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Silmara McGarry

1 Year Ago

Thank you so very much!

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Silmara McGarry
Silmara McGarry

May we find our souls floating in the peaceful waters of it's original place. SM, United Kingdom



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