Oh Baby!


In the darkness, the babe lies screaming

Little arms, tiny legs, & little heart beating

In his home, in his bed

Abused, alone, & frightened!


His parents have gone out

Left him quietly sleeping

But he's out of his cot and

Down the corridor he's creeping.


In his parent's bedroom

Push the door, it's open....

The fireplace looks inviting

Pull the grating, it's broken!


The flames are dancing

In all their pretty colours

Baby wants to hold the flames

Puts out his hands to grab them!


In the darkness, the babe lies screaming

Little arms, tiny legs, heart no longer beating

His parents have come home

In their bedroom, he is quietly sleeping

  • Author: Bibbeck (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 21st, 2017 16:44
  • Comment from author about the poem: A little bit 'dark' this one and not sure where it came from... One of those days, I suppose.
  • Category: Children
  • Views: 157
  • User favorite of this poem: P.H.Rose.
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  • P.H.Rose

    This is brilliant I love it
    Very sad subject but
    Does not detract from
    It's quality... well done

    • Bibbeck

      Thank-you P.H Rose. So glad that you liked it so much & marked as favourite. It's a sad subject & I'm pleased you felt the power of its emotion.

    • onepauly

      great ending
      I'm not saying its good or bad
      its just a great ending

      • onepauly

        I read the poem wrong. please forgive my ignorence

        • Bibbeck

          OnePauly, so long as you appreciated it & hope that you worked it out. Also, error of misunderstanding is not ignorance. Thank-you for viewing & comment.

        • 1 more comment

        • FredPeyer

          It is a little bit dark, but good. And don't worry, I don't know where half of my stuff comes from.

          • Bibbeck

            Thanks Fred. I have posted a couple of 'dark-ish' ones before, but perhaps not quite as powerful.

          • Goldfinch60

            Such a sad and yet powerful poem.

            • Bibbeck

              Thank-you Goldfinch. Always good to get appreciative review from you. I'm glad that you get the subject & the emotion.

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