We children of the night

Naked trees,

Blackness of night.

Ghostly appearances,

Midnight Flight;

Invisible child of the night

Bird less skies,

Stillness of night,

Chilling cold,

Midwinter’s plight;

Cold child of the night

Icy sidewalk,

Steel-gray lamp post,

Cold light,

Swallowed up by the night.

Lost child of the night

Shadow less persons,

Strung-up and all about

Hideous unhidden faces

Overpowering frowns

Frighten child at the night

Crowded emptiness

Amidst the

Three A.M. gold rush

We children of the night



Sammie L. Carter

Copyright 2Feb. 1971

~ by Sam373's Blog on November 5, 2009.

7 Responses to “We children of the night”

  1. homeless children should not exist in any country any place. homeless adults are enough to break hearts, children are too much to bear.

    if only governments cared a little bit for them.


  2. very well plotted writing..
    Thanks for highlighting kids that are needy or disadvantaged…



  3. Lost children of the night…both the homeless and the love-less.
    Nice thoughts.

    My potluck: http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/sacrament/


  4. Amazing poetry…

    “Crowded emptiness”.. I like this line… 🙂


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  6. Nice and I like your style !!

    Merry Christmas


  7. Season’s Greetings!
    You are nominated, you win one vote, if you nominate other poets, you win another vote 4 yourself, in addition, voting helps you exposed to other poets and make new friends in our community. Hope to see you vote..
    Merry Christmas,
    Hope to See you at potluck week 16 tomorrow…
    We will have a break after week 16, and come back on week 18…
    Your support means a world to us..


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