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Author Name: Freepenfold18 8 Comments
Date Added: March 26, 2007 07:03:33 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A Child In Shadows.
I saw her sitting in the park
Dishevelled clothes, eyes ringed dark
She sat in shadows, with sallow face
On sunny day so out of place
Her hands were grimy, broken nails
And in the distance a siren wails
People pass without a glance
She looks as though she's in a trance
So alone and in despair
Now in a world, that no longer cares
Her posture tells a life of trials
In one so young devoid of smiles
A single tear runs down her face
No hand of comfort offers grace
Some ones daughter, still a child
What is it in her world defiled
That she should sit here all alone
Inside a park and not a home
And in my heart I feel a pain
As sharp as any stake
That a child should live in shadows
In a world that adults make.
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 28, 2007 05:30:57 PM Report
Very strong write, Graham. The homeless are invisible to most. We wish not to see them. It takes us out of our comfort zones...len
Comment By: PremiumGlata on March 28, 2007 08:11:43 AM Report
The hells that those dark-ringed eyes have most likely seen should never be seen by a child...young or old. These children touch my heart so deeply and makes me want to reach out and embrace them all in loving arms...but most of them are afraid of all adults, which I can understand.

A sad  reminder to us of what is really out there.



Comment By: FreeAngel on March 28, 2007 03:12:52 AM Report
Deep an very touching write. So very sad that adults can cause this pain.




Love Angelxx

Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on March 26, 2007 12:30:51 PM Report
My hat is off to you Sir! This is a brilliant heartfelt write. You have a gift of expression.

Comment By: FreeKevin Dutton on March 26, 2007 11:09:12 AM Report
A truly heartfelt write Graham.  So descriptive.
Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 26, 2007 10:19:32 AM Report
Graham: very vivid and so sad....


Lady D

Comment By: Freebloodtear on March 26, 2007 07:56:16 AM Report
im adding this to my faves, really loved this and a very true situation.
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on March 26, 2007 07:48:30 AM Report
Sir Graham, This breaks my heart to read and it goes on all the many lost in the shadows of a noncaring world.. As always your poems are so heart felt to us all.
HUgs and Love ~ She Whispers


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