The Unheard Cry

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    The Unheard Cry

    How can we stand by
    And watch time tick
    As the world slowly seems
    To drift away?

    How can we stand by
    And act like we don't care
    As childhoods become a privelege
    And not a given?

    How can we stand by
    And pretend not to see
    The children that live in fear
    When they should be worry free?

    How can we stand by
    And watch the five year old
    Who comforts the thirty year old
    Be the adult
    Instead of the child?

    How can we stand by
    like we're made of stone
    Stare at the cruelty of today
    And not be cracked in two?

    How can we stand by
    And not be stripped to the heart
    As countless families are left
    faded, broken, torn apart?

    How can we stand by
    And not shed a few tears
    Or even just one, once
    For the teen, the adult
    That goes through life
    With their hearts as frozen stones?

    How can we stand by
    And not call out to those
    Whose life is a facade
    And not call them back
    To what is real?

    How can we stand by
    And say we care
    But yet, we move not
    As our feet are planted still?

    How can we stand by
    When the time has come
    To stand by no more?

    How can we stand by
    When it's something
    We can no longer afford?

    How can we stand by
    When through the endeavors of life
    We CAN fight
    And, hand in hand
    Take that first step as one?

    How can we DARE stand by?

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    brokenhearted11 commented on The Unheard Cry

    11-05-2010

    honestly, i just love the way you write. your voice really comes through the words and just gives it this melancholy raindrops-on-a-window sort of feel. makes me think of myself a little younger. keep writing :)

    SmallFrie

    11/08/2010

    thank you again! sometimes when i write...that is sort of what i picture...the whole raindrops on the window thing....

    JayJ420 commented on The Unheard Cry

    06-16-2010

    most stand by cuz they're tested by time trials and tribulations orr just dazed and confused, but if u want to change the world you have to change yourself 1st.....

    SmallFrie

    06/16/2010

    very true....you can't change anything until you've changed yourself...........

    jpmaster13 commented on The Unheard Cry

    04-07-2010

    Absolutely loved the poem, although I don't like the "How can we stand by And watch the five year old Who comforts the thirty year old Be the adult Instead of the child?" I'd prefer to leave it out, cause it seems like it takes from what I got from the poem, but it is your poem :P

    SmallFrie

    04/11/2010

    Thank you very much....i can't quite see what you're saying...it seems if i were to take it out that there would be a gap in it...but i do appreciate the honesty in your critique...it never hurts to look something over and possibly change if thought needed...so thank you for reading and critiquing!!

    Qualin commented on The Unheard Cry

    03-20-2010

    very good write and subject matter everyone should take this advice good observations enjoyed the read.....Qualin

    SmallFrie

    03/20/2010

    Thank you very much!!

    wamomo commented on The Unheard Cry

    12-23-2009

    This is such a beautiful write, bird...It is and has been such a blessing to watch you grow, your talents take flight, and just to share life with you on the little borrowed time that I have you for...The joy and pride I feel when I look at you and realize the amazing young woman you've become is beyond expression...love you with all my heart.. ~Mom.....

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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