lanhamleslie
Joined: Aug 2022

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lanhamleslie   Junior Member

Daughter, Sister, Mother, and Grandmother. Studied at Troy University. Sometimes I am better at writing what I am feeling, than I am when I try to speak my feelings aloud. My hope is that something in my writings will touch the fabric of your soul.

Submitted Poems 4 total

God Help the Unheard Children

Children should be seen, not heard
Who made up this rule?
If this is how you truly feel
Then you Sir, are a fool.

Many children go unheard
We look, but pass right by -
We’re much too busy with our own
To question them, but why?

A child...

by Leslie Kay Lanham

added by lanhamleslie
20 days ago

The Tiny Frog (a bedtime poem)

Once there was a tiny frog,
Who jumped inside a hollow log -
That rested on a bed of clay,
Beside the river’s edge one day.

And playing with his frog friends there,
He turned to them and did declare -
“I’ll count to ten,” he said with glee,
...

by Leslie Kay Lanham

added by lanhamleslie
1 month ago

Where I Cannot Go

Today my son leaves for a place,
somewhere I cannot go.
A war torn land, far overseas,
for how long, I don’t know.
And though I’ve been his biggest fan,
throughout his life, it’s true -
I now must step aside, to let him
do what he must do.
...

by Leslie Kay Lanham

added by lanhamleslie
2 months ago

Lessons

Standing, watching Camelot burn,

  a tragedy all around -
A broken king, his crumpled queen,

  in pieces on the ground.
The world they knew stopped turning,

  game-set-match, it’s done -
And truth be told, we never knew,

  their ending had...

by Leslie Kay Lanham

added by lanhamleslie
2 months ago

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I can’t wait to read all of these poems! Good luck to all participants!

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So good. Brought tears to my eyes…

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I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you.

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I am so sorry that society failed you. I pray that this will remind us all to pay closer attention to the children around us.

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wow. Thank you for your kind words.

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Thank you so much for your response. It is a hard subject to speak of - but I hope it will open some eyes and ears.

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Thank you!

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Thank you so much.

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The flow, the rhyming, the message - I was very touched by this poem.

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Your comment brought tears to my eyes. So very kind…. thank you.

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I absolutely love this. As an animal lover, it brought tears to my eyes.

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Thank you so much. Your have encouraged me to continue writing.

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Thank you!

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Your comment gave me the biggest smile! Thank you for your encouragement.

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Thank you :)

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