Day 23: A Child

The prompt for day 23 was to write a triolet, which is an eight-line poem where the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines. There is also a rhyme scheme of ABaAabAB- the capital letters represent the repetition of the line. This particular poem was inspired by a video called Chotu CEO created by Save the Children India “to make corporate employees notice child labour around them. The campaign had a great impact and it helped many children get into schools.”

A Child

A child, barely at the age of ten,
with tears streaking down his cheeks,
toiling away at the jobs of men.
A child. Barely at the age of ten.
He wakes, works, weeps, and works again,
deprived of the childhood he so desperately seeks.
A child, barely at the age of ten,
with tears streaking down his cheeks.

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