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Hush My Baby

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Mike
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0 posted 12-14-1999 05:40 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike


Worn out mattress as a bed,
In a corner on the floor,
Barbie doll without a head,
Hush my baby, cry no more.
Daddy's gone and won't be back,
Went to find some weed to score,
Ford's out back up on a jack,
Hush my baby, cry no more.
Telephone has not been paid,
No money for the grocery store,
Of what's to come, I am afraid,
Hush my baby, cry no more.

It's birthday night, and times are lean,
Two children weep behind flat's door,
Baby and her mom's sixteen,
Hush my babies, cry no more.
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 12-14-1999 05:46 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

But what would silence their cries I wonder?
Poignant writing, Mike.
Martie
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The circle of poverty is so hard to get out of.  A sad and well written poem Mike.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
RainbowGirl
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3 posted 12-14-1999 08:55 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Mike: you expressed this well...I remember only too well choosing between bad and evil to feed my daughter and whichever paid the most - won!

HUGS

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


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4 posted 12-14-1999 09:54 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

You can put so much feeling into just a few words, Mike, that I admire so much. This poem drains me emotionally! I know you speak the truth which makes the poem even sadder. But oh so good! Thank you.
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This is quite sad. Well written, Mike.

 Denise


Mike
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6 posted 12-15-1999 12:56 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all for your comments.  It is indeed frightening the number of young mothers... as young as 12, 13...   to see a young mother in court and having two or three children by the time she reaches 20... and yes.. it is indeed a cycle... I am now dealing with the children of the people I saw in court 20 years ago...
Nan
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Mike - You're awesome... Having directed the foster care programs where these "children" and the "children of these children" find themselves, I comprehend these words all too well.......
Marilyn
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8 posted 12-15-1999 10:22 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Powerful Mike. Very well written. I see these young mothers and I wonder why? I have never dealt directly with teen mothers and thier situation. What can we do to change things?
Seymour Tabin
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Mike,
Counld not have done it better if I tried.
Well done.
Pepper
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Powerful and heartbreaking....!!!!
Touched me deep within....

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


 
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