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To cry like a child
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:30:58 PM »

The Cry of a Child
A little girl runs through the streets

A small bundle clutched to her chest

Houses on fire,

Rubble all around

Everywhere around her a mess

“Mama! Papa!”


Her cry goes unanswered

The thunder crashes in response

Everywhere around her people are frantic

While others weep from their tragic loss

And to those that come close

A simple question she asks

Her voice is full of hope

As she goes about her fruitless task

“Mama! Papa! Have you seen them?”


Some ignore her as they start to run

While others continue to weep

But after time they all get up

To leave behind the castle and its keep

Then the rain begins to fall

The raindrops they hide her tears

While a column of war torn soldiers march by

She cries in sadness and despair

“Mama! Papa! Where are you?”


The soldiers continue their marching

Some look at her with pity in their eyes

She doesn’t care; does not dare

As she searches beneath that dreary sky

The thunder roars across the sky again

A loud wail emanates from the bundle in her arms

As she rocks the bundle back and forth

She yells as if to reach the stars



A man walks beside the column

His armor completely ruined

A tattered cape flows out behind him

But still his presence is awe-inspiring

He hears the girl’s cry of despair

And watches as she sinks down on her knees

She tries her best to comfort the child

As she softly starts to plead

“mama…papa…where are you…”


The man he stops beside her

And the soldiers all come to a halt

But as he kneels to help her

He signals them to move on

He extends his hand straight out to her

And his voice is soft and low

Telling her it’s no longer safe here

And that they desperately need to go



She raises her head and looks up at him

Her eyes full of sorrow and fright

And her hand reaches out for his

Seeking his comfort and his might

He takes the baby in his right arm

And he extends his left hand to her

Then they begin their long journey

That will change their lives forever


They make their way down ruined streets

Past homes that are now empty

She spots a teddy bear among the ruins

Picks it up and holds it tightly

The man he smiles a sad smile

Knowing her need for comfort and support

He then notices the gate a few feet away

As they abandon the city to the Horde


They finally walk out through the gates

With other survivors all around

Expressions of terror, sadness, and of loss

As they all abandon their home now

But as they leave the fallen city

She takes a look back once again

Hoping to see what is no longer there

A home where her family had lived in

“Mama…Papa… …”


Over the years, I have tried to dabble in poetry as a way to improve my writing. Trying to come up with words that rhyme is a quite the challenge and this particular poem is one an attempt to be more serious. The poem itself was inspired by an image from the Warcraft II manual of Anduin Lothar leading a small child as the people of Stormwind abandoned the city.

- A poem by Sean D Knight
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Re: To cry like a child
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 11:03:38 PM »
songwriters have a book for this