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"The Broken Poet"

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"The Broken Poet"

As I was stumbling in that dark cramp room, scratching and stretching 
out my arms for someone to save me…as I stammered broken words 
as the weight of his adult body lay upon my back, crushing my little bones. 
My endless muttered cries of pain went unanswered, as I began to realize 
that there was no one that could save me. Years later I would still suffer, as 
I drank myself silly from my constant drinking. As I lied wasted trying to forget 
all my childhood fears and frustrations. Bitter at the world and those who had 
brought me here to this place of damnation! Words that I would tried to utter of my 
mouth, they somehow manage never to come out. There I was a grown man 
that was still trapped inside the nightmares of a scared little boy that never seem 
to stop dreaming. Words that I long to speak, but they never seem to come out 
of my mouth, but somehow I would still manage to scribble down on paper from day 
to day. Some of them... I would keep in a secrete place in my head and I 
would only recite to God from time to time if he would request it. One day as I lay 
stricken from a sickness from all my constant drinking in a hospital bed, it was 
then that Angel appeared beside my bed and he asked me if I would recite 
some of my work… I then began to do some of those poems from off the top 
of my head. I thought that I was speaking only to God and the Angel that day. 
It was then that I had realized that other people had been listening as they 
stood around my bed. As those words continued to flow from out of my 
mouth, it was then that I knew for the first time that those chains had been 
broken and that the broken words of a Child Poet where no longer broken.

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  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:40:00 PM
    JAY, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 4:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Jay. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 4:37:00 PM
    Congratulations ...Sara

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 4:20:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing your outstanding poetry with us today Jay. I enjoyed reading it. Love, Carol