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Author Name: Freefanofjims 8 Comments
Date Added: March 09, 2007 08:03:24 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Lost~1

The Lost


As darkness steals the light of day

The lost will now come out to play

For being raised without affection

Made sadness spread like an infection

While their spirits slowly quietly died

That fueled a burning anger inside

Chained to a life of pain and sorrow

They are losing desire to see tomorrow

So in an overflowing fountain of youth

The lost will leave without the truth

For they’ve no fear of what’s in store

Like condemned soldiers in lifes tragic war

Author's Notes:
I recently re-edited my first 4 books and this one from my first book
really reminded me of why I had written it-
While watching a news special on runaways years ago, this poem
sort of flowed right out of me-
The United States is catorgorized as one of the most powerful and
wealthiest countries on the planet-
Yet we have so many youth falling in the cracks who if they are
lucky enough to make it into adulthood are generally drug addicted
shadows of who they might have been-
And then very few read their obituaries-
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Comment By: FreeDerral Gerken on June 12, 2010 12:12:08 PM Report
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: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 22, 2007 10:49:11 PM Report
A fine description of a widespread problem, James..Too many of those young folks never make it back...len
Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on March 20, 2007 08:36:56 AM Report
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: PremiumGlata on March 16, 2007 08:22:49 AM Report
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: FreeSilkinTears on March 13, 2007 07:57:18 PM Report
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: FreeH. Louise on March 13, 2007 08:17:25 AM Report
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: FreeGraham Jones on March 9, 2007 10:45:59 AM Report

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: Freebloodtear on March 9, 2007 08:49:50 AM Report
What a state of affairs, I am adding this to my faves... thats all I have to say. truely amazing!


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