Little Ones


When your knee is scraped,

or your tummy hurts;

when you try and try

and nothing works;


When someone is gone

and you don’t know where;

when big folks are crying

and you’re kinda scared.


It’s OK to cry and ask for a hug

to make things feel better

and know you are loved.


The sad times will pass

and the sun will still shine;

the stars will still twinikle

and soon you’ll be fine.


Your Father in Heaven

keeps watch day by day.

At night he’s still watching

And hears when you pray.


So it’s OK to cry

and be sad for a while

for soon you’ll feel better

and again you will smile.


c.2011 Donna Swanson


About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland
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9 Responses to Little Ones

  1. Joe Zakarian says:

    You’ve plucked my heartstrings, again!

  2. the art image takes my breath away.

    have fun!

  3. Thank you, friends!

  4. becca givens says:

    Such a wonderful message for the child in all of us – no matter the age! 🙂

  5. This is amazing and gives all of us such a wonderful message about the child within each of us well done

  6. Morning says:


    we are part of childhood. which keeps us live and curious.

  7. Oh such an emotional write up of scared children’s thought when they see around them some one’s loss and more so if they loose their father.. I am heavy in heart now, just reading your words….
    Your words captured what a child will be going through.. and the advise is perfect…

    ‘It’s OK to cry and ask for a hug
    to make things feel better
    and know you are loved.’

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely verse and for joining in the Poetry Picnic … Look forward to your posts on “Friends, Relationships and every one around..” next week …

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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