Where is your heart?: iLIVE POEM
This poem is inspired by a story about a child dumped in the field..
Where is your heart?
I sat on the couch and saw a cockatoo trying to feed a cat,
Outside a Siamese cat and chicks playing and sharing a chat.
Then I went to the zoo and saw a monkey cuddling a dove.
In the wild the lion protected the gazelle with its life,
And the leopard guards the baby monkey throughout the night,
Only to shed a tear next to a lifeless carcass in the morning.
The lion shared a meal with a hyena.
Fierce rivals side by side endeavouring together,
Their pups and cubs need nourished milk.
A bitch mothers the goslings in the barn,
And the bird cuddles the mouse saving it from the cold
That, is motherly love.
Where is your love when you take me and throw me in the bin?
Throw me away as if I am not one of you.
You leave me in the bushes and create a burden for the ants
Poor little soldiers who want to help but can only watch.
My cry dampened by the passing heavy duty truck,
Maybe a caring passer-by could have heard.
Stars up above blinking sending messages to the world but no one is looking
Where is your love?
In the heat of the moment you happily screamed “Oh! Lord I am coming”
That’s the coming that made me come, come to this cold cruel world only to be dejected
Now on this cold concrete floor I am also screaming “Oh! Lord I am coming”
Only now it’s not pleasureful, but painful.
Good night mama, wherever you are. I love you.