DHD (1965- / Glens Falls New York)

I Sent My Child To School Today

I sent my child to school today
With his little lunch box

When he came home he said his friend
Had gotten the chickenpox,

I sent my child to school today
And asked him what he learned

He told me about firemen
They taught him how not to get burned,

I sent my child to school today
He said, 'Do you know what they taught me? '

He told me they taught him numbers
As well as his ABC’s,

I sent my child to school today
A smile on his face

I gave him a kiss and a hug
And said, 'See ya funny face! ',

I sent my child to school today
His smile bright and wide

But an older child brought in a gun
How did he get it inside? ,

I sent my child to school today
As in every day

But the child with the gun started shooting
The reason? No one could say,

I buried my child after school today
All I can do is cry

I lost my child at school today
And nobody can tell me why.

User Rating: 2,8 / 5 ( 2 votes ) 7

Comments (7)

Goodpoem but very sad: (
A socially relevant poem the humanity faces the problem of vendalism even in school premises and none have the security. A good poem.
I hope that this poem isn't true...... A very good poem.... Definitley going on my favourite poems list!
this is one touching poem.. it made me cry i hope it is not true...: (
very thoching and very true
See More