Warm Words

Warm Words

A Poem by Lauren Burch

A homeless family copes.



Ice cold snowflakes
Frozen on brittle eyelashes
No warm coals for our hands tonight
No warm words for our ears
Sleep, young child
Some soup for your aching stomach
No warm bread for our veins tonight
No warm words for our ears
Daddy’s still looking for a job
Momma’s stealing water for our lips
No warm coats for our backs tonight
No warms words for our ears
The lady in the car brought us a sandwich
The man spat on what was left of our shoes
No warm looks for our eyes tonight
No warm words for our ears
We’re still living under the noisy bridge
Catching diseases from the dogs
No warm houses for our family tonight
No warm words for our ears
We’re all holding hands again
Our family against the world
We may be homeless tonight
Six warm words for our ears
                                At least we have each other

© 2008 Lauren Burch

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A sad and touching write. A very good job indeed
Thank you for submitting this to my contest!

Posted 14 Years Ago

This is outstanding, you just missed out on the top spot for my contest though your better than the twenty other entries.

Well done.

Posted 15 Years Ago

You've captured poverty and sadness so poignantly here that my own bitter childhood just came back to me. Luckily, I'm in a much better place now, and those memories no longer sting. :)
Thank you so much for entering this in my contest. I loved reading it.

Posted 16 Years Ago

warm words are the best ones for me cuz they let my heart feel what is write and what feels good,good job!

Posted 16 Years Ago

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Added on March 21, 2008
Last Updated on March 22, 2008


Lauren Burch
Lauren Burch

Aubrey, TX

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