Friday, November 29, 2013

A Child's Poem: Something for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

This poem is written apparently more than a week ago by my brother-in-law's daughter in the UK, Jelena, whose around Grade 5 or 6, if I'm not mistaken. According to her, "The feelings overwhelmed me so much I had to put it into words." Here is the poem:

When all the nations come as one
To help a single place,
All their kindness truly shone
As they helped the human race.

The cries, the wails, their plea

If you would only listen!
It would tell of all their need,
'Food, drink and health supplies
All have been lessened'.

'Something for the traumatised,
The injured and the ill,
Something for the souls departed,
The streets to all be cleared!'

'Look! What has this storm done?
It wrecked all our houses!
We really need a shelter fast!
Before something else rouses!'

'We need some money to rebuild
The world that disappeared
And something to clothe our backs
And a few new shacks!'

That is all they the help they need,
If you would only give!
When all the nations come as one,
To help these lives rebuild.

Please continue to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.