General Poetry posted July 8, 2017

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a missed friendship


by pome lover

“You move like a centipede,”
Roger yelled at Tony.
“What’s the matter? Can’t you run?
You are such a phony!”
Roger was a bully, who
Loved to pick on others.
Others who were smaller and
Didn’t have big brothers.
Later, Roger heard at school
Tony Jones was dying
Roger turned a deathly white
And he felt like crying.
He went home and asked his mom
What was wrong with Tony.
Roger wished he hadn’t said
Tony was a phony.
Tony has leukemia
Roger’s mother told him
When she saw his stricken face
She reached out to hold him.
Mom, I said an awful thing
And I really worry
That there isn’t time for me
To tell him that I’m sorry.
I wish there was a miracle
A way he could live longer
Maybe if we took some soup
It would make him stronger.
Mom and I went over there
He was thin and bony.
But he smiled when I walked in.
I’d missed a friend in Tony.


Learning Right From Wrong writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Learning Right From Wrong Children's Poetry Contest

Write a rhyming poem of up to 300 words. Create a situation in which a young child learns the difference between a right or wrong moral decision.

From FS editors (basic, advanced) select two colors, one each for font and background.
Use only one illustration (optional).
No animation, soundtrack, or other special effects.


thanks to Marguarite for the picture
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