Where’s My Child

  1. Where's my child by Harry Kealy. Illustration by Alé Mercado

I will look and never smile;
Look and listen for my missing child;
Is he hurt or is he dead?
These thoughts wonder within my head.
Hurt and wrung my eyes will be;
Never will I find him,
Dead is he
Listen for his soft call;
Where is he?
I will fall.

I shall die upon his bed,
Where he had rested his head;
All I want is to be with him,
To see his smile or his cheeky grin.

Oh the thoughts within my head;
Is he alive or is he dead?
Remembering him with his big smile;
All I want is my missing child.

About the Author

Harry Kealy

Harry Kealy is twelve. As well as writing poetry he attends St Kierans College.