The Child & Giants

Muhammad Khairul
2 min readAug 26, 2023
Photo by Lisha Riabinina on Unsplash

We spent decades searching high and low,
Searched in outside places which we know,
Sought in hidden places which may hide,
Sought out everywhere but inside;

To find within an uncared child,
A sad little child who forgot to smile,
Who wants to go out to run and play,
Hoped the giants would show the way;

Surrounded by giants of my kind,
Roamed the earth to search and find,
To look for reasons why we frowned,
While losing the smile we had not found;

I stood to wonder “Who stole our smile?”,
Had the giants left them on an aisle?
Why would they give it to someone else?
And allow to discard them into wells;

If a smile to us would mean the world,
What is halting us from being bold?
If it meant importance to each of us,
Why can’t we protect it by ourselves?

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Muhammad Khairul

✍🏼Writer, 📚 poet, 🎨 artist, ❤️‍🩹 HSP empath, 🧠 mental health advocate, 🎓 student of psychology