A child’s sadness

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Distraught and sobbing,

an unknowable future,

the child feels no hope.


When a child experiences unexpected sadness, it is fortunate if he or she can voice feelings and be listened to.  Recently I was able to furnish real hope to a sobbing nine-year-old.  The smile returned.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #228 Future and Hope.  I used the actual challenge words.

4 thoughts on “A child’s sadness

  1. I really like this one, Jean.  I’ve had a lot of experiences of this sort the last quite a few years as my hospice folks and my former students’ parents pass on.  See you sometime next week, I hope.  Harriet Harriet Davies harrietda@aol.com 302-422-7194


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