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My Son

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My Son

My son,  my son
I want to see my son 
Please God , where is my son 

That's all I heard 
As the man ran past 

Seems there was a shooting 
And he can't find his son 

He heard there was a shooting 
On his car radio, that's all he knew
His son was all but a child of fifteen

Someone reaches out to stop him
As he drops  to his knees  to pray
My God, My God please show me 
my son. 

I will do anything to see my son 
Next thing he knew they took him 
down stairs to see his son 
To the blood soaked sheets 

God let him see his son that day 
His son was an innocent bystander 
Of the games people play on the world stage! 



wrote 1, 6, 2005

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  1. Date: 4/20/2013 8:48:00 PM
    So sad Debbie, but beautifully written. The world stage has become a scary place. Thanks for stopping by with your warm comments.

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 4/21/2013 2:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes in deed ,
  1. Date: 9/20/2012 4:12:00 PM
    A gripping and sad write that occurs way too often in today's world....well done! Hugs

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 9/20/2012 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Cecilia,,, I wrote this poem after watching the movie "house of Sand and Fog,,, with Ben Kingsley & Jennifer Connelly. The movie came out in 2003,,,, I wrote this in 2005 thank you for reading
  1. Date: 9/18/2012 7:18:00 PM
    This is a heart wrenching write, Debbie. "of the games people play on the world stage"; these games sound to be cruel and reckless.:( Ah, a powerful write, it takes the reader to the scene. God bless them all! Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 9:37:00 PM
    oh my gosh, this is so GOOD, Debbie. What an intense poem and full of sadness. The last stanza summed up so well how cruel this world is.

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 2:53:00 PM
    You know Ben Kingsley? :) This is a devistating write Debbie. It grips the reader and throws them on the ground.

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/25/2012 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wish I did know Ben Kingsley,,,, he is an awesome actor ;} thank you for reading my words,,, blessings of the day to ya ;}
  1. Date: 7/24/2012 7:24:00 AM
    Oh, this gave me a chill, Debbie.:( A tragic write, and an occurance we all wish to never happen. A well written write, but oh such a sad one. Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 9:42:00 AM
    A very powerful write on todays games, Debbie. So many bystanders are swept up by thoughtlessness and self-centerd anger. I enjoyed reading this wonderful write. ~ Caryl

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 7/15/2012 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Caryl ,,,,,, was watching a movie with Ben Kingsley as I wrote this ,,,,, you have a blessed day ;}
  1. Date: 6/14/2012 6:51:00 PM
    Contemporary, and hard-hitting. It seems we hear about tragedies like this every day. It's so sad... God bless, Keith

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 12:56:00 PM
    You have described a tragedy that nobody should experience. This is written very well.

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 10:28:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this eyeopener,Debbie.Such a cruel world we are living in these days.Heartbreaking,but a very good write! Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 3:51:00 PM
    makes me think of Travon Martin.

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 4/26/2012 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi john,,, Yes I knew some people would think that. I wrote it in 2005 after watching Ben Kingsley ,, thank you for reading , have a blessed day ;}
  1. Date: 4/24/2012 6:18:00 AM
    You sent chills down my spine, wondering how I would react to losing one of my sons. Excellent piece.

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 4/26/2012 4:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anthony,, I do like the way you pin your words as well,, blessings of the day ;}
  1. Date: 4/24/2012 5:23:00 AM
    Sad written poem, but well done. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Duncan Avatar Debbie Duncan
    Date: 4/24/2012 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Annie ;} your words are heart felt ,, have a blessed week ;}
  1. Date: 4/22/2012 9:03:00 PM
    Heartfelt write Debbie... It really moved me.. 'Be strengthened in the Lord'... Live Diana

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 5:27:00 PM
    Smile ˜ We kiss these hearts everyday in this fading place ˜ But in joy we celebrate beyound the valley ˜ All is well sayeth Our eternal Souls * Love Always, John!:) ˜