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Echoes of Street Urchins

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Echoes of Street Urchins

When parents don’t have a choice and vanish
 We, the hunted children of the urban jungle, 
Inhale distorted dreams on an empty stomach
Falling asleep with stars and nightmarish rats

There is oxygen enough for the entire planet
 Surprise us, please, with lullabies not bullets
We are afraid to grow up - as Fairies do not touch -
Only men with cold fingers in their perverted lust

“Let the children come to me...” - Hope Mountain echoes-
Above the World’s Stadium let kids’  pinata splatter 
With candy for the rich and candy for the poor
We all belong together residing in our  Hope…

Copyright  2011
Iolanda Scripca

Written for an International Documentary film...Check it out at:
The little filthy secret of the economically rich Brazil is the assasination of the 
poor "children of the streets" in its capital. They are considered a nuissance to the 
rich and their lives...these poor kids are called "Street Urchins" and are victims of 
drugs, prostitution and violence.

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  1. Date: 5/25/2012 8:33:00 PM
    This is so sad, Iolanda. I'm happy though that you've written a piece to bring this to our notice. I'll check out the link for sure! Thank you for sharing! Best wishes to you and yours! Mikki

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 5:42:00 AM
    Congratulations Iolanda on your win in the "Any Form -Theme" contest sponsored by Brian Strand. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/26/2011 8:27:00 AM
    The heartbreaking reality of what is happening in the world, while the rest of us go along having our normal lives, doing everyday things, complaining about the smallest thing, ....thank you for reminding us to be more grateful, and to do more to help the unfortunate. Such a moving poem, Iolanda.

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 12:43:00 PM
    yes i saw that flime, it was so sad, and wrong that something like that is happening in the world, and no is trying to stop it. you wrote a great piece here to let everyone know, thank you for sharing it. and thank you for commenting on warm breezes, and yes it would be nice.

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 11:26:00 PM
    such a sorrowful plight, iols.. what a gripping, eerie yet beautiful image of abused children... if for a contest , my winning' s best.. astounding! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 9:06:00 PM
    Yes, I have seen a movie about them. It is very sad, Iolanda. It was good of you to bring awareness of them thru your poetry.