Poem of the Day


Aylan Kurdi

by Virginia Lowe


He lies on the beach

blue shorts, red tee.

Runners on his feet


Not asleep

though he looks it

He won’t be walking

any more


Only three years old

he doesn’t know he’s gone viral

Too late for him

but not to help the world

find some kindness.


  • Submitted in response to Words+Pictures poetry challenge.




9 thoughts on “Poem of the Day

    • Thanks Sharon. Sorry to be so late with reply – never occurred to me to look for comments. isn’t it awful how we treat the poor refugees – we’re as worse than Europe. Voting Green is the only hope, I think.

  1. Thanks for putting this in yesterday Teena – as it happened, it was a rushed day and for once I didn’t look at it. What happens to it now? Does it go into the general collection? If so, do you want some more from me? most of my ones suitable for kids are in Sally Odgers’ collection. I don’t know whether they can go in both. Oh yes, I’ve got one that didn’t win in a comp, you could have. And do you want a bio if the Aylan one goes into the general collection?

    Cheers, Virginia

    Dr Virginia Lowe Create a Kids’ Book http://www.createakidsbook.com.au PO Box 2, Ormond Victoria 3204 ph: 03 9578 5689 mob: 0400 488 100 “Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two children tell” (Routledge 2007) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Create-a-Kids-Book/216518838392741

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