He was left, wrapped, in a blanket,
A note, was left near by,
Somewhere, a young mother cries,
For reasons, no one, knows why.
As a rose bud, blooming in June,
As the brightest, of full moons.
In a hospital, fighting for life,
God's greatest gift, must survive,
As he searches, for the warmth,
A mother denied.
If only, I knew his name,
And was able, to suffer his pain,
I would, let him sleep, gently silent,
As I cry away, his obvious chains.
Tears, oh Tears,
Streaming down, my eyes,
Save some, for my tomorrow,
So I may cry, away his sorrows.
By: William Bonilla.....2/23/02
******To the unknown infant, abandon, on this date...."God be with you little guy"******
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|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|absolutely too much to take.....sobbing...
|Reviewed by Sandra Corona
The poem is beautiful with much feeling. I'm glad that, being a policeman, you yet have much compassion. So many people are hardened by seeing and/or knowing too much.
I would add 'ed' to abandon in your title as the mother already did the deed but the poem is perfect :)! I hope the infant survived. Did he?
|Reviewed by Mariah Rowse
|This peom definately made me tear up and also made me angry at the way someone could leave such a defenless life. I hope he is safe and taken care of now.
|Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader)
|Disgusting - if only more people knew that there is legislation now that will protect "mothers" from criminal charges for abandoning their babes at hospital doors! Each time I hear this story, I wish that they had placed the child in my hands - so many desperately want to nurture , there is NO excuse for this! Thank you for writing on behalf of these defenseless innocents!|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|Made me cry. God is with him and you touching your heart with the love to write this tribute.|
|Reviewed by Anwer Sher (Reader)
|this is so moving and touching to the heart|
|Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran
|this is so sad, very good write.|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|Reviewed by michael horetsky (Reader)
|Fitting tribute.. A child is a precious gift..W|
|Reviewed by Eileen
|This is heart wrenching, but we need to be reminded...Thanks William...excellent!|
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|There is absolutely too many babies left in abandonment these days. Thank you for your poem and for keeping this truth of our modern times evident. -susan|