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Another Child Deserted

Beautiful child a tear down her face
Skin soft soft a symbol of pure grace
Innocence to her eye holdings mummy's hand
Walking a bricked path until they land
Office of dust - she at two years looks around
Awaiting her mummy until she's finally found
Stranger approaches and walks her away
Where is mummy? She don't want to stay
Lump expands to her throat - tries not to cry
Panic enforces she must find her mummy - she must insistantly try
Screams fill the corridors as mummy has gone away
Why has she gone and why does the girl stay?
Stranger tries to show empathy and be gentle and kind
Feeling sick to her stomach - she has panic of being left behind
Mummy went home you see and got goodies with her new man
Not many young blokes want children or are much of a fan
Mummy had lost weight and smoked a smallish white rock
When the police came round  it was hidden in the little girl's sock
Little girl - a stupid one night stand and mistake
Wished her in care or would drown her in the lake
So selfish and cruel and greedy for her heroin and coke
Little girl crying in care as mummy chases the dragon with her new bloke

Claire Burke

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  1. Date: 12/13/2011 12:57:00 PM
    Such a sad verse Claire. The reality of drug evil affect so many and your poem describes it in a way to touch the reader's heart.