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Boy on the Bridge

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Boy on the Bridge

He was standing there alone on the bridge
He must have been about twelve years old.
I asked, "What are you doing here, lad?
It's very dark and kind of cold."
"I'm not supposed to be out this late at night
But my mom and dad are having a fight
So I'm on this bridge and I don't know why
Seems like all I do anymore is cry.
You don't know what it's like
To hear the shouting every day
I love my mom and dad
But they say things they shouldn't say
I have a sister and a little brother
And we are only learning how to hurt each other.
If I was granted any wish that I could think of
All I would want is a home filled with love
Maybe my mom and dad could find it in their heart
To forgive each other and make a brand new start
Then our lives would be like they should be
And I could dump these feelings that are haunting me
Thanks, mister for listening to me talk
Can you give me a ride home. I'm afraid to walk
If you hadn't stopped, I wouldn't have seen daylight
You see, I was going to jump off that bridge tonight."

      Sometimes a kind word or just listening for a few moments can make a 
difference in someone's life.

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  1. Date: 11/6/2011 10:26:00 AM
    Oh shucks, chills, Vince as I read this...sometimes a listening ear can make a world of difference.... beautiful, inspiring write and I sure am happy that you have chocolate close to your heart :D --really glad to have read this...

  1. Date: 11/2/2011 10:43:00 AM
    This is Beautiful :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2011 2:54:00 PM
    Right you are, Vince. You nailed it again. Congrats on the selection. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 1:17:00 PM
    Congratulations Vince on your well deserving poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/31/2011 10:00:00 AM
    Congrats Vince on featured poem this week on PS.. wonderful write to share with luv..

  1. Date: 10/30/2011 1:45:00 PM
    VINCE, Congratulations on your featured poem of the week.. take care and have yourself a safe and fun Halloween week,..p.d

  1. Date: 12/27/2008 6:59:00 AM
    The message in this should be read by all. I feel this one deeply. Yes, sometimes, all it takes is just someone who cares. Poor children, that suffer from the ignorance of their parents, and the sadness and the blame they inflict on themselves, is truly a tragedy. I too, would have wished for love in my home. Much love, Christie

  1. Date: 12/3/2008 5:25:00 AM
    Poignant and most affecting... I think if you have suffered yourself, you are more likely to spot it in the eyes of another, and offer to help. I can see myself in your writing... Best wishes, Keith