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Falling through the Cracks

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Martie
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0 posted 12-04-1999 09:33 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Falling through the Cracks

There he lies
on sheets of dust and ashes
in the library of
unremembered passion,
recorded
filed
and left
himself alone.

At two,
no toys,
but a bed stained
by nights of wet,
fear and dark’s fame.
Who cared that cobwebs,
ants and scary things
under the bed came
but one small boy?

At five he learned of
scissors, books and paste.
At five he tasted hope
then lost it to the haste
of papers left to float
and no one taking note
of one small boy.

At fifteen,
you ask why
this boy is bad
this boy is mean,
with all the opportunities offered
and in this society
gladly proffered?

He has learned
since he was two
that no one cares
that no ones true,
and to this day
his only hope
is a contact who will
sell him dope.

Why,
at that bright side of twenty,
those great times
of good and plenty
you find a child who grew
crooked instead of true
remember,
he was
recorded
filed
and left
himself alone.




[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 12-04-1999).]
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Ohme
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1 posted 12-04-1999 09:36 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

Too many fall through the cracks! Nicely done.
Severn
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2 posted 12-04-1999 09:58 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

You have struck the heart of another truth Martie - and struck it well. K
Seaangel
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3 posted 12-05-1999 03:24 PM       View Profile for Seaangel   Email Seaangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seaangel

Thought-provoking piece, Martie.  I like the library of unremembered passion.
caroline
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4 posted 12-05-1999 03:28 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

A tragic truth you've penned Martie. Your style is wonderful. This is excellent.

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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5 posted 12-05-1999 05:01 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Martie: Well penned...and so true of so many, unfortunately!

HUGS

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...

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Children are our most precious commodity. This should serve as a wake up call to all parents! Very well done, Martie!

 Denise

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7 posted 12-06-1999 10:24 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

A very sad truth....Powerful piece Martie.....

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!


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