©Mark Zucker 2016

©Mark Zucker 2016

 

Bones for breaking
Skin for scraping
Eyes for fluttering
Lips for sputtering
That’s what this little boy was made of

Smiles for faking
Hands for shaking
Tongues for lying
Hearts for crying
That’s what this little boy was made of

Cars for crashing
Face for smashing
Hopes for dashing
Back for lashing
That’s what this little boy was made of

Time for rushing
Mouth for hushing
Cheeks for blushing
Dreams for crushing
That’s what this little boy was made of

Air for choking
Ribs for poking
Friends for joking
Fire for smoking
That’s what little boys are made of

©Mark Zucker 2016

Mark Zucker is taking a trip with his wife.

2 Responses to “What Are Little Boys Made Of? by Mark Zucker”

  1. David Braden Says:

    Mark, searing and true this is. Thank you!


  2. terrific poem –love it, and all the little boys it describes. Praying for survival of their creative joy, which comes through in this work! blessings!

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