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Nobody's Child

The scorn of abandonment,
howls of silence
when a room entered,
the school yard clatter
community chatter,
pulpit perniciousness
traduce in speculation.
Housewives with
corrective attitudes
deft in moralistic anomalies,
snarls over the broom
with piercing eyes declaring
“Hands off
there stands the scrum of the womb”.
Yes i am a motherless child
raised in an environment
of inclement
wagging tongues,
haggish gapes
smug righteousness,
born of woman
alas not a mother!

copyright 2012
Harry J Horsman 2012

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  1. Date: 10/25/2013 1:02:00 PM

    Congratulations on another win harry my boy xx

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 3:53:00 AM

    Great stuff from you as usual my friend... Congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 1:01:00 PM

    Hi Harry, :) Enjoyed your free verse win.......... Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:30:00 AM

    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:38:00 AM

    Congrad's on your win free verse is a favorite form of mine. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:15:00 AM

    very poignant and powerful write from your pen...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 8:06:00 AM

    a winner indeed. congratulations on your great win friend Harry. cheers! :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:38:00 AM

    - A poem written with heart, beautiful Harry! - Congratulations on your 2nd place! - Have a nice day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:02:00 AM

    Harry a deep heartfelt pen congrats on a fine win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 7:27:00 PM

    this was so powerful and I remember it from before. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 12:49:00 PM

    Harry, such a magnificent expression of abandon and the harsh unfairness of life. Congrats on your well deserved win

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:29:00 AM

    Wow........this poem knocks the socks off.......pulls no punches, but so filled with truth and a sad fact of life. This is powerful, Harry! Thank you for sharing!

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 9:24:00 AM

    BAM! Powerful honesty...the kind that is uncomfortable for some to hear. Great Win! CTB

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 11:11:00 PM

    bitter truth. congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 10:19:00 PM

    Congrats on the win in the contest, harry

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:08:00 PM

    Hello MR. HARRY,, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my "FREE VERSE" contest <----- Had fun reading your WIN!! If you'd like:-) Enjoy my latest blog! "THE FOOL" :) AT -----> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=17055&PoetID=18720 xoxox-------take care & enjoy your coming week. <3 Linda <3

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 7:44:00 AM

    If to you this tale is real then meet another who had no mother and experienced all that is written here. Very well done. TLee

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 5:21:00 PM

    Hi Harry, motherhood is supposed to be an inborn trait, a gene that turns on with birth. This is a sad look at the other side. Excellent poem!! Anne

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 12:43:00 PM

    Definitely a heart wrenching soul reacher, Harry! The last two lines pretty well sum it up...sometimes there is so much cruelty towards other children.:( In a case such as this, they must feel that they won't be reprimanded?? Bah, they only do injury to themselves. Kids don't need that kind of horse crap! But, they will always feel its presence.:( Wishing you the best, Harry! Mikki

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:59:00 AM

    you have stated so well the problems of society....The body functions perfectly but the heart and soul are dead. A Mechanical existance at best.

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 5:17:00 AM

    Thank you for reading and commenting on my poetry. It is always a pleasure to be able to read yours Harry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 8:08:00 AM

    The words are powerful and deep.. 'a motherless child. born of a woman alas not a mother'..that cuts like a knife... Heartwrenching Harry.. very profound.. Charma

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 6:38:00 AM

    I remember s saon called nobody's child, about a blind boy in an orphange, it used to melt my heart as this just has .xx

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 12:25:00 AM

    Raw topic, harry. "born of woman/alas not a mother!" Harsh truth for many people. A lot of great lines and words in this poem. So that is why you aren't seen at the soup!? PC problems? Hurry up and get yourself a new one!

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 8:42:00 PM

    yes, I am with Gail. this is another powerful write from you, Harry. It reminds me of so many things wrong with society today. I saw a great documentary at the movies today: Bully. If parents loved their kids, we would not have kids feeling they had to bully other kids. so sad.

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 4:34:00 PM

    Another powerful write Harry. Love the message here. Love, Gail

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 4:32:00 PM

    so sad, Harry. All children deserve love. So good to see you around. Hugs, Catie :)