The Poetry Bar

A Five Year-Old

(A true story heard on the radio
when I was first learning to write)

A five year-old was diagnosed
with terminal cancer

The adults wept and wailed

The child could not understand
Why are you weeping and wailing?

The adults could not understand
Why are you not afraid?

Because I am going to a place
I’ve never been before

I’m excited

Don Matthews July 2017

Poet in Training
I am an experimental writer of unconventional poetry.  In ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ I write mainly in rhyme, drawing content from humour, satire, serious, absurd, nonsense etc.
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