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The Lost Ones

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The Lost Ones

Runaway children roam the streets,
Ravenous, illiterate, homeless,
Scrounging to stay alive
Like stray animals,
Until they discover
Meths and tik give the illusion of relief.

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The forgotten ones –
Where do they belong?
Where are they from?
Ignored by their families,
The sweepings of humanity,
The dregs of society –
No-where’s children.

Where is the help,
Where is the hope?
Abandoned with impunity,
Probably abused,
Somebody’s babies.
But for a twist of fate
It could be you, it could be me.

Photo: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/08/the-child-beggars-of-india/

©DGA

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Meths and tik

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Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not,
for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Holy Bible

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

19 thoughts on “The Lost Ones

  1. As my granny always used to say “there but for the grace of God go I”.

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  2. no where’s children…tight verse…brings out a lot of emotion in me…

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  3. Beautiful, heart wrenching, true poetry

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  4. makes your heart break, poor litle ones

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  5. Heartbreaking Adee, and something I see every single day going to and coming back from work 😦

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    • Your post (see my reply to NA above) has been on my mind ever since! It kills me to know that this goes on and kids suffer through no fault of their own.

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  6. It could be you and it could be me…so true. We don’t get to choose to whom and where we are born.

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  7. Poor babies…they’re in my prayers every day. Thanks for writing this.

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  9. I agree, this post should still get more attention. Sadly, many people skip over contact with reality post. God Bless You
    paul

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