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Abandoned
by Robin A Spicer
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What happens to the Children who are "Taken Away" from home and then Institutionalised In so called Orphanages?

 Abandoned


 

 

Each night you will find him, alone in his room

Lost in his memories of days gone past

Memories of when they dumped him in the home

Rescued from his family, it had happened so fast.

 

He had sat on the steps just at the door

Waiting for Mother to come take him back

Away to his home, his bed, her hugs and more

He had wept as they came and dragged him back.


The other kids teased him when he wet his bed

On Sundays they made him go their church

They told him his Mummy and Daddy were dead

But he still ran away to go out and search.

 

He never did find them, he waited in vain

His Sisters and Brother seemed lost to him now

He learned to conform, hiding his pain

Memories faded, they were his family now.

 

On his seventeenth birthday, they said he could leave

They had found him a job and a place he could stay.

He walked down the road, his heart it did grieve

Alone once again, tears filled his eyes, as he walked away.

 

His marriage it failed, he just did not know.

How a family was supposed to be.

Forty years later, he has nothing to show

For a life filled with heartache and longing for She.

 

He cannot survive, he longs to go back

To the home, back to his youth once again

He cant keep a job, he drinks, gets the sack

His children have left him alone with his pain.


Now he just sits there, humming a tune

From those days when youth filled his heart

Lost in his memories of friends he once knew.

He had not said goodbye on the day they did part.

 

He leans on the table, his hands on his face

He shakes as he silently sobs into the night

If things had been different, hed not be in this place

And maybe his world would be sunny and bright


Robin Spicer   April 22, 2004
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Reviewed by m j hollingshead
thought provoking read
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"Abandoned" is a reality poemized with emotions captured by the heart that pumps wisdom and love.

I have enjoyed reading a poem that strikes social responsibility.

On this fifty-seventh day of Spring I Salute You, Sublime Poet!

Thank You for sharing the gifts of Your art.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
This brought my tears a very real and heart wrenching write.
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