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What I Cry For

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What I Cry For

I cry for the children
     Who may never know the joy of laughter
     or the loving touch of a gentle hand
     who survive amongst violent chaos
     burdened by things they can't understand
I cry for the tortured souls
     whose mind is not their own
     who live within warped realities
     of twisted perceptions and misery
     tormented by things we cannot see
I cry for the veterans
     still waging war in their sleep
     their minds broken by hellish scenes from the deep
     who languish over promises they couldn't keep
     and who are lost, alone out on the streets

©  07-26-2012

Copyright © Tanya Harrington

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  1. Date: 7/28/2012 3:24:00 PM
    wow, such a powerful write here, Tanya

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 5:34:00 PM
    the last stanza got me, we do not know their pain torment they suffer, a feel of sorrow I get but it's the truth of what surrounds us, enjoyed your write...p.d.

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:39:00 PM
    I cry with you Tanya - Very well and moving written poem. - Have a lovely weekend - oxox big hug from me to you/ Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:17:00 PM
    Wow, this is a very powerful write my friend! I am amazed with this astounding piece filled with tears and pain! Awesome poem, Great Work!!