The song of an unloved son

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  • Childhood

    The song of an unloved son

    Walking through a crowded street

    Silent boy tugged at mother’s hand

    A ball and chain to her feet

    A weight of affectionate demand

     

    To the boy no attention ever paid

    Ignored accept for when doing wrong

    Young boy a young girl’s mistake made

    She sang the dangerous lovers song

     

    His hair dishevelled, unwashed unkempt

    Clothes kept together with accumulated grime

    Another life far from here he dreamt

    Locking himself up in a world of rhyme

     

    One day she’d be sorry he’d let her know it

    She’d regret being a loveless mother

    He’d sing his history thru the voice of a poet

    That he was the making of an unloved lover.

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    ClearlySays commented on The song of an unloved son

    02-01-2011

    Your rhythm is appealing and flows naturally. But what a sad hollow subject, your creative guts are inspiring and commending, as well as your natural talent!

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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