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How Much Longer Will It Go On

He was the child that did not smile, or live
or breath, towards his death he did not look
as though he had the time to duck and dive
he was taught to live or die by the book

Bruised and battered in a dishevelled state
hiding in corners wrapped only in tears
he, deprived of love, a child they did hate 
starved of food, under the stairs, hiding fears

Then justice stepped in and took him away
to a home full of love, fun and laughter
in that tormented life he could not stay
as one so young he could not look after

He grew into a man without a care
Adopted a child, saved them from despair.



Deprived of freedom then held as a slave
mental torture, in every race and creed
trapped in a void, while trying to be brave
inside looking out, a broken heart bleeds

Tormented, abused, while home is their jail
shunned by a partner and tainted with lies
no contact with friends including no mail
then pushed to the brink each day they despise 

Whispered sweet nothings, then captured by love
charmed to the alter, their vows they both read
the cracks appear, as does a boxing glove 
sentenced to life for an innocent deed

With prayer and patience they will be released
A living hell at the hands of a beast.


Note*  This is a double sonnet. I used the same title 
for both as these despicable crimes can happen to 
anyone of any age in any country and we should not 
close our eyes to the fact that it could be happening 
in our neighbourhood to people we know…

Copyright © David Williams

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  1. Date: 12/20/2014 7:18:00 AM
    This is so terribly sad, David. My daughter works as a correctional officer at a prison; I'm sure she has seen this many times. Keep well...Merry Christmas! Mikki

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 10:38:00 PM
    David These poems are very heartbreaking and deep. So real and raw with truth and emotion that touches the reader in an honest way. Thank you for the great comment on my My Advice poem

  1. Date: 6/30/2014 10:14:00 PM
    Something like this happened here where I live. A little boy 6 years old was found in a closet starving. He weight less then 20 pounds. He was saved, his stepmother and father are in jail. His stepbrother found him. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/30/2014 5:30:00 PM
    Brilliantly powerful write David exposing the cruelty that goes on much more than we can imagine. enjoyed your perfect sonnets, my friend....peter

  1. Date: 6/3/2014 1:07:00 PM
    Very powerful and sadly true write, David.. Thank you for bringing attention to the fact that these things are happening all the time and we should all do our part to help any way we can... Arlene...

  1. Date: 5/22/2014 9:34:00 AM
    Hi David-- great writes on two subjects that are close to my heart. Man's inhumanity to man or child make me so very angry. I am a professional Counselor specializing in child play therapy. Sometimes, I just want to go out there and take justice into my own hands with the way these innocent children are abused. Xx~Xx

  1. Date: 5/21/2014 10:22:00 AM
    Hi David, Wanted to stop by and say hello to you. I found this and I'm so very glad I did. I'm grateful to you kind one~ for writing this. It touched my eyes and my life. It is so very true my friend. These words need to be plastered on the billboards of every town and every city. Globally in every language. Thank you. Thank you for sharing this incredible write with us. Love and Peace, Deborah

  1. Date: 5/20/2014 5:42:00 PM
    Fantastic write! Evil exists where it may. Too many people avert their eyes to that which they feel they have no ability to change. Evil must be opposed at every turn... and with every weapon we have at our disposal.

  1. Date: 5/17/2014 7:03:00 AM
    Excellent, heartfelt and very informative. You're so brilliant, David.

  1. Date: 5/14/2014 5:39:00 AM
    great great write.. :) eye opener and probing.. keep the writer be on guard.... , what happen to your other poems.. :O, olive GBU

  1. Date: 5/13/2014 8:04:00 PM
    gosh, did you take this one down and then put it back up again? I sure do remember it. Very powerful message. and how neat that you used double sonnet! (I think Dave Wood is also really into making folks aware of these kinds of atrocities and trying to stop them in the world)

  1. Date: 5/11/2014 12:33:00 PM
    Dear David, Hello, old friend. I may be coming to England in October and would love to meet you. Your sonnets are awesome! I'm so glad the boy in the first one was adopted and then chose to "Pay It Forward" by adopting a son. Discrimination I cannot tolerate, so your first sonnet scored big in my heart. Being a prisoner of love is no fun either. Sending you hugs, Carolyn (I'll Soup Mail you my email address.)

  1. Date: 5/10/2014 12:29:00 PM
    That is a wonderful well written sonnets.. I am in awe.. I am interested... I want to write sonnets.. Brooke

  1. Date: 5/6/2014 3:29:00 AM
    How wonderfully you brought these evils to light, David...or is it Dave? I'm confused! ;)

  1. Date: 5/1/2014 7:20:00 PM
    Bro, these are excellent writes so full of emotions.Well done! Hugs

  1. Date: 4/23/2014 5:12:00 PM
    One message but on two fab writes that go together hand in hand. Hugs Jan

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 2:41:00 PM
    It's easy to forget that children live through nightmares all the time. Very Well Done, David. Hope you've been well!...Caleb

  1. Date: 4/20/2014 4:32:00 PM
    Hi there David, great write, and a 2 for 1 special!!!! Loved it. What happened to all your other poems? Hope all is well with you, and Happy Easter!!!

  1. Date: 4/18/2014 11:34:00 PM
    So beautifully written David, filled with empathy and understanding. Mahalo

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 5:40:00 PM
    Eloquently expressed and sad tales.