Poems about Life. The Boy by R A Lovelace

Poems about Life. The Boy by R A Lovelace

Poems about Life. The Boy, a fantastic poem by the American author R A Lovelace. Enjoy the day, Yareah magazine friends.

Poems about Life. The Boy

Poems about Life. The Boy

The Boy

There was a Boy playing ball

he left on his bike

he rode toward his home

for the rest of his life.


I went to work

with hopes of a call

and drove up on a bike

all wrapped in a ball.


I’d once had the teaching

the learning of much

but next to the bike

People making a fuss.


I jumped from the car

ran up to the crowd

announced my arrival

probably too loud.


As they moved from my way

reality struck

a boy on the sidewalk

no sign of the truck.


It was on me

my turn finally come

to prove what I spoke of

I wanted to run.


I came to the boy

no life in his eyes

no injury seen

dear God please, no surprise.


I started the work

heard my brothers come running

I pushed and I prayed

the Dark Angel was cunning.


As long as it lasted

and as much as I’d trained

I had no measure

no release from his pain.


So now I try sleeping

as a means to forget

escape is my hope

and memory my threat.


I can’t say I’m sorry

I ignore all my fears

and brothers they tell me

there’s no place for tears.


So his loss is my downfall

my constant companion

I can only hope strongly

that the Boy is in Heaven.

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