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The Lonely Swing

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Ghost

Ghost

Autumn leaves fly

Relaxing to the wind

A heartbroken mother cries

As she sits and stares at the lonely swing


She blames her self

If only she paid a bit more attention

She loves her little angel above anything else

But now her mind is locked in detention


They went to the store to get a present for dad’s birthday

It was going to be a big surprise

Then a drunk driver came their way

And took little Gabriel’s life


Her mother remembered how much she loved to swing

As she held her favorite toy

And that cute little song she used to sing

She made her joy


But there it is, squeaking in the wind

No joy of a child, just a lonely swing

Tears ran down her mother’s face as the memories hit hard

Blaming herself, should have been a better guard


But little Gabriel is in the bosom of the Lord

Where all children will be

When they leave this worldly ward

To spend eternity.


© 2019 Clive Williams

Comments

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 20, 2019:

blessings nicki

Nikki Khan from London on November 20, 2019:

Aww! A heartfelt story this is Clive. Well done for doing it so well.

Blessings!

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 17, 2019:

Jodah...thanks for reading this sad little poem

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 17, 2019:

Yes it is Tia.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 17, 2019:

Can’t get much sadder than this. Well told Clive.

Tia Miller from Arkansas on November 16, 2019:

It's so sad

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 16, 2019:

I wish that on no one Pam

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 16, 2019:

Yes flourish....he is

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 16, 2019:

Thanks for reading ruby.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 16, 2019:

Clive, this is so sweet and tender. It made me sad, but I know this happens when people drink and drive.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 16, 2019:

The loss of a child is the saddest thing that can happen to a parent. I sure hope they got the drunk driver also.

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 15, 2019:

I hope that drunk driver is in jail. Won’t bring the child back though.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 15, 2019:

thanks for reading Eric.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 15, 2019:

A parent loosing a child is painful beyond the description of word Juliet. thanks for reading.

Juliet Acedera from Valenzuela City on November 15, 2019:

My heart breaks while reading this, I felt the pain of this writing. I felt the pain of a grieving mother, the pain of losing her little one.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 15, 2019:

About as dark as it comes.