Wednesday, November 25, 2015
DMC: "A Woman Cried" (a roundel) by B.J. Lee
A Woman Cried
A woman cried on the subway train.
It, somehow, made me teary-eyed
to think the world could see her pain!
A woman cried.
I’m sure she fought till she could hide
inside her room, yet couldn’t restrain;
the comfort of her bed, denied.
What made her break? What could explain?
A toddler moved to sit beside
her, offering her his candy cane.
The woman cried.
© 2015 B. J. Lee. All rights reserved.
Rebecca M. Davis has challenged us to write poems about acts of kindness this month– the more specific and vivid the better. Click HERE for more details.
Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, November 27th, and one lucky participant will win copies of two delightful picture books published by Boyds Mills Press: THIS ORQ. (HE CAVE BOY.) and THIS ORQ. (HE SAY "UGH!") by David Elliott, illustrated by Lori Nichols.