Before The Baby Walk

Before the baby walk the baby has to crawl
And the baby rise again after a fall
And on the life's journey pitfalls on the way
Some new challenge we have to face every day
For many life is not easy i say what is true
And to those who say we only receive the rewards we are due
I only can say i see it quite differently
At least anyway that's how it seems to me
I believe that the accumulation of wealth often can come about by chance
As most people can become wealthier given the right circumstance
But for the offspring of poor parents on the poor side of the town
It does seem a long hard road to wealth and renown
And since the gap between the haves and the have nots keeps growing ever wide
Many must feel they do not have god on their side.

by Francis Duggan

Comments (5)

Well-thought and well-crafted. I too wrote verse, perhaps not so terse, but wondered about the gap between words; I used to like Lewis Carroll's twisted saying: Take care of the sounds, and the sense will take care of itself; or contrarywise perhaps. Does it matter? AM
a beautiful opening: '' The world does not need words. It articulates itself in sunlight, leaves, and shadows. [..] '' In ITALIAN: '' Il mondo non ha bisogno di parole. Scandisce se stesso Con la luce, le foglie e le ombre. [..] ''
Absolutely love the thoughts you placed so gently in this poem. The other side of the coin so to speak. Am glad I found you here. Thank you for sharing your silent thoughts. RoseAnn
Dana, You are an unbelievable poet. So glad I found you on this site. Edwina Reizer
You are an unbelievable poet. Glad I found you on this site. Edwina Reizer