Children of Neptune

March 12, 2018

children-of-ParklandChildren of Neptune
by Lisa G. Froman

for the children of Parkland

The children, see how they are growing,

palms in air, atoning.

They are arising.

Neptune’s offsprings,

they water our lawns with tears

and carry our conscience in their levis.

Not far from the mother’s breast,

they dream

of undoing what’s been done.

Voices, raised like thunder,

they pluck and plunder

the rot they’ve been fed.

Sweet day, our children have come to charm us,

disarm us with our own mirrors.

They live in borderless towns, they do,

stepping in tune

to times that are not.

Marching over yesteryear,

yellow tape,

they come to police profiteers of pain

with their sweetness,

a lethal weapon.

The children, see how they are growing.

Palms in air, they are arising.

Ruby-throated hummingbirds,

they carry the jewel and the nectar,

the peace offering,

the means for the end of it all.

This work is copyrighted and used with permission.

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26 comments on “Children of Neptune
  1. robin rue says:

    What a powerful poem. She is quite a talented writer. I definitely want to check out more of her work.

  2. I have a friend that loves poetry She enjoys spending the time frequently needed to interpret what the author was trying to say.

  3. Karen Morse says:

    Very deep and sends the message across. Thanks for the good read, I love reading poems and this was very well-written.

  4. Kelly Reci says:

    What an incredibly talented writer! I’ll definitely be checking out more of her work… curious to see!

  5. candy says:

    What a beautiful and though provoking poem. Hats off to the talented poet. Something I can not do.

  6. What a powerful piece. My oldest daughter loves poetry, I’ll have to share this author with her.

  7. JEanette says:

    What a great poem! There are a lot of people in my family that love poetry and I think they like it because of the symbolism that is in it. This would be a great poem for them to read.

  8. Alison Rost says:

    It’s a very good dedication to the children who were involved in the shooting. I think it’s very well written and it hits home. Thank you for sharing her work.

  9. Haralee says:

    Beautiful and powerful!

  10. Shari E says:

    What a moving and important poem. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. Diane says:

    So beautiful.The children are growing and they do carry the jewel and nectar. I pray their voices like thunder will continue to sing out.
    That they can disregard the rot they have been fed.

  12. Lisa Froman says:

    Carol, thank you again for sharing my poem.Writing this let me express both the pain and hopefulness I’ve been feeling.

  13. Lisa says:

    I have a friend who writes a lot of poetry. I never got the hang of it or really had a knack for it.

  14. Amber Myers says:

    I am impressed by this poem. So powerful and it tugs at my heartstrings. Amazing job.

  15. Renee says:

    So very beautiful and also powerful. Brought tears…

  16. That was just lovely – thanks for sharing it Carol – I could see it in my head as I read it x

  17. Emily says:

    This is beautiful! I have not heard of this writer before, thanks for introducing her to me. I love poems and ones that have such deep rooted meanings behind it are great!

  18. Jacqui S says:

    Beautifully written. I love the way poems are written in such a way that they tend to be thought-provoking, if not slightly elusive.

  19. Heather says:

    What a beautiful poem. I used to write poetry all the time and this makes me want to try again.

  20. Sara Welch says:

    This is very beautiful. It is full of wisdom.

  21. Kita Bryant says:

    You really are a gifted writer. It is hard to not be moved after this.

  22. This is such a poignant poem. Strong points are made in a lovely gentle way. Really a powerful message.

  23. This is one of the most beautiful poems I’ve ever read. I used to write poetry for our local paper until it started seeing more like a job than for inspiration. I’d love to read more of her poems.

  24. Debra Hawkins says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous piece! I would love to read more by this writer. Lovely!

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