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good-by Michael

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good-by Michael

they gave you a face that lied
the beautiful good-by to the innocence
of children.
lost to the massed screaming frenzy of that lying 
god of gold,
you became a puppet of their money machines.
never knowing yourself.
lost in the frenzy of feeding sharks,
ripping out pieces of your life to fill their
bleeding mouths.
you disappeared forever,
a lonely little boy wanting only love.
then they dragged you even out of the grave
to make a few more bucks.
good-by Michael
i wish i could have held you.
for just being a little boy
and not a god.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2009 12:29:00 AM
    Your work is wonderful.You have gained a FAN. Could you please tell me a little about yourself? I would be So Honored. Please drop me a line on my soup mail.

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 9:11:00 AM
    This is absolutely heart-wrenching. I love the last two lines. Best wishes, Sara:)

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 7:14:00 AM
    what a poem! how doth the little boy become a gory god. well written and thought provoking. keep writing orphani!....o where in the world are you from. thanks for your great comment. I love this. great you! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 7:11:00 AM
    It's true that they will continue to use his legend to make profit...and sadly...he never had to chance to just be a normal little boy...his stardom was a huge price to pay for his life. .... a compassionate write... Carrie

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 3:37:00 AM
    interesting write,a lonely little boy wanting only love,excellent verse-who doesn't?nice write-Celina

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 3:32:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts on this one. Keep writing. Sara