| Comment By: Derral Gerken on June 12, 2010 12:12:08 PM
|Forgot how to see but remembered how to crawl.|
Lost in line and unable to to steal back my mind.
They told me how to give myself away but never told me how think for myself.
When will this nightmare breed hope?
When will those who demanded their view of the world onto these children fall away?
When they do fall, they will spread their wings but they will be full of holes.
Let's watch as they fall into the void.
| Comment By: Leonard Wilson on March 22, 2007 10:49:11 PM
|A fine description of a widespread problem, James..Too many of those young folks never make it back...len|
| Comment By: Cindy Bendel on March 20, 2007 08:36:56 AM
James, you reveal a sad truth about so many that live this life in the streets of cities all over this planet, lost as you say, to the cruelities of this world. Thanks for making us think.
| Comment By: Glata on March 16, 2007 08:22:49 AM
A sad but true look at the generations of today....Certainly the effects of a loveless childhood. How utterly sad...
Very well stated, Brother mine...and something that we should all watch for in the children around us. Maybe we can make a difference in the life of at least one child...and show affection and concern so that they will know how to pass it along when they become adults.
Hugs and smiles...Your NC sis...
| Comment By: SilkinTears on March 13, 2007 07:57:18 PM
I was one of those raised without affection. I made a choice to be affectionate despite my past and forgave those who were not able to come out of the dark.
| Comment By: H. Louise on March 13, 2007 08:17:25 AM
A wonderfully written poem filled with sadness that burns in the reader. What you commented on is so true - very few read their obituaries, and if they do they just dismiss them as "fools". Personally, I feel sorry for them and wonder what goes through their minds as they slowly fade away. I'm aiming to become a psychologist that can help people who are homeless, addicted to drugs and just generally need help because I know they're not completely lost, but just need a point in the right direction. A great write on an often ignored subject.
Al the best,
| Comment By: Graham Jones on March 9, 2007 10:45:59 AM
We have the same problem happening here James though we are trying to address the situation I just hope its not another to little to late. A wonderful poem, its a pity more politicians don't read it.
| Comment By: bloodtear on March 9, 2007 08:49:50 AM
|What a state of affairs, I am adding this to my faves... thats all I have to say. truely amazing!|