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Little Boy

When I was a little boy,
I felt forgotten. I drank
from the moist thirst that
was driven from the waterless 
fountain. I felt my first institutional 
tears slipping from my pillow. 

I felt trapped by the honesty 
of my sorrow. I became who I
am and I knew who I would never be. 
I felt like I was lost in the 
forest to misunderstand. 

Somebody told me you were there, 
hiding in the breeze, the walking 
knock, it blows from the back 
shutting me out, washing away all
my agony. 

My cry sneaks by me.
I try to be brave and strong,
where is my courage?
Why doesn't it look for me?

I feel all my rage
When I shake my hand.
When I was a little boy.

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  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Again Sean, such emotion, you speak often of honesty which almost feels like a synonym for reality and you're correct that we have to know that child within us and all the realities because it's truly what will set us free.

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 7:19:00 AM
    - A story that touches my heart, well done my friend Sean ! - Have a great Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:08:00 AM
    You trapped me with the emotional honesty of this poem

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 12:05:00 AM
    THIs is really strong and emotional poetry. VERY poetic for me.

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 3:10:00 PM
    I feel loneliness surrounding this little boy. Well done, Sean. I recognize the talent captured by your pen.... Thanks for your visit... Keep in touch.... Jake

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:44:00 PM
    So full of honesty and there is a quiet strength in your words. Write on. SuZ

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 9:37:00 PM
    a wonderful story, moving.. and yes sad. I admire your poem. xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 10:54:00 AM
    Beautiful, yet sad...but the fact that you're here today, in this place, right now...tells me that courage found you! Annalise

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 8:31:00 PM
    Awesome Sean,,, I love it when I can step into a poem or movie or picture. going to favorite. This also reminds me of my two brothers, Thank you for reading 'family hair" Fall from grace I wrote about me ;} I hope you are having a better/ blessed life these days .

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 5:09:00 AM
    I feel this. You got under my skin with this. Strong words poet!