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Little Boy Lost

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-21-1999 10:02 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Little Boy Lost

Why dont my Daddy love me?
The little boy wondered.
In heartbreak and confusion-
This mystery he pondered.

You know? he is my hero-
I so much want to please him,
He spends his time with Ronnie,
And likes to hug and squeeze him

Why does he tell me hell do things?
Which never come to pass-
And when I ask him questions...
He calls those questions..sass.

Maybe its because Im big-
And he is really small..
By the time I turned thirteen,
I was six feet tall.

On my thirteenth birthday..
I looked for quite a lark,
He said that hed run into town,
Then wed go to the park.

Hours passed, and still no Dad-
It had us all to thinking,
Thoughts of wrecks and things like that,
But hed just been out drinking.

He was angry, I recall-
And slapped me when I cried...
Somehow that night, midst rage and fright
That little boy died.

Years have come, and years have gone
But memories remain...
And something died within my heart
I never shall regain.

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Live large, people!
~GS~
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JennyLee
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1 posted 11-21-1999 10:27 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

This broke my heart.....I use to work with children that could've written this

I like this type of poetry style


Jenny

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Love is an attempt at penetrating another being,But it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.


Marge Tindal
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2 posted 11-21-1999 10:56 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Slinger ... you've touched my heart again with this rendering.
If the boy was you ... I'd venture to say that you've turned out quite the man.
Here's a *HUG* ... you have so much talent that is admired by so many.
Count me in !

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Martie
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3 posted 11-21-1999 11:03 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Gunslinger you really write to the heart here. You always paint such a clear picture but the emotion in this one is very real.
Denise
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4 posted 11-21-1999 11:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is a heartbreaking piece. What a shame for all the little ones who don't get the love that they need and crave. You have portrayed that here so well.

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Denise

Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


5 posted 11-22-1999 12:18 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

My heart cries out for that little boy. So sad when parents put alcohol (or anything else for that matter) above their children.
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


6 posted 11-23-1999 08:41 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

So sad GS

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Alis volat propriis
(She flies with her own wings)

 
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