For A Boy I Never Knew (A Tragedy)
I know this is a break from the norm, but I just feel that I have to do this. Sorry it’s so sad – but not as sad as what that poor child had to live – and die through.
Reblogged from my creative writing blog. please, if you feel so inclined, just take a few minutes to offer a prayer, Light energy, or whatever seems appropriate to Daniel’s little soul.
Until a few days ago I never knew you,
Not your name, your face, nor that you existed
Now you, so beautiful, so small,
You are etched in my heart leaving a scar
Your face on the t.v. as I turn on the news
A fragile smile – how could you raise a smile at all?
– The broadcaster telling me your tragic tale
Starved, locked up, beaten and abused
All by the very people who should have nurtured
Protected and loved you
Always children suffer cruelty
All over the world you see pain and hurt
Politics and war and famine and disease
But somehow your story is even worse
Your own mother, your step-father, this was personal
I sigh and mutter over those poor other children
But for you no sound, silence reigns
As I try with no success to understand
How a mother could do this – a…
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