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Orphan in the Dock

(Before Sentencing.)

They called him ‘Poor Boy’
a victim of life’s promise...
a voice without love
neither percipient of
nor an indulgence in it.

© 2012  

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  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:13:00 PM

    The part that breaks my heart is the "voice without love." Appreciate this succinct message..my mother was an orphan.. :) gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 8:40:00 AM

    Yes there is more to poetry than love.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 10:13:00 AM

    A native alien, is how I came to say it. Someone who's home was meant to roam. With nobody to share it. Maybe you would like to read my native alien.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 5:17:00 AM

    well scribed, harry..so thought provoking and deep!...:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 3:02:00 PM

    Hello Harry, loving your tanka, stopping by to wish you a Happy Halloween ;-).~hugs xox hugs~ Please have a happy, fun and safe Halloween. Trick or treat~ Love:-) PD

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 2:47:00 PM

    a true person. thanks for letting me know.

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 2:11:00 PM

    Some deep stuff here Harry! Worded perfectly for those who fall victim within life's harsh realities.. Makes me think of that saying: it takes a village to raise a child. This is the exact opposite. HUGE PICTURE! BRILLIANT!

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 1:14:00 PM

    A superb Tanka. No doubt orphans are victims of life's promise. Thanks for your admiration of my poem Prayers Answered. You are so right. Faith is surely the binding factor of the virtuous people of the world. However, there are a few supporters of evil that are the prime cause of creating prejudice and divide. Our job is to frustrate their evil design. Regards

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:51:00 AM

    Very touching and intense words here,Harry.Great Tanka!

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:34:00 AM

    INTENSE WORDS TUG AT THE INNER CORE HARRY LUV .. HOPE U WILL READ MY BLOG TODAY .. AM HAVING SO MANY PROBLEMS COMMENTING REPLIES TO ALL MY POET FRIENDS ..OH

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 10:51:00 AM

    Thanks for filling me in somewhat about the subject of this poem...Sara

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 7:27:00 AM

    Very touching write. Well penned. Tfs

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 6:00:00 AM

    Victim of life's promise..., very nice, thnx for stopping by!! Jag

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 2:17:00 AM

    our world is hell, if where you dwell, pain and suffering is near, no need to go to Satans hell, it's a bit more subtle here... keep em coming mate, first rate...

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 12:10:00 AM

    very beautiful written tanka..thank you Harry for your great work...so touching ...<3<3<3 SK

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:27:00 PM

    An interesting Tanka here harry.I think Andrea is correct.He was unfairly imprisioned.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 3:52:00 PM

    So sad .... everyone needs love, just as important as water and bread - very well written Harry. - - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 3:51:00 PM

    Interesting work..Need more information..Fill me in about the topic..Enjoyed reading ...Thanks for stopping by..Your presence at my work is always uplifting..Sara..Internet and phone been down again today..

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 1:47:00 PM

    Harry, this makes me want to know more of him. It sounds like he was unfairly sentenced. Is it based on a true story? Good to see a new poem from you today!

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 12:53:00 PM

    Good poem, Harry! Our 'humanity' has its limits, unfortunately... Terry (& thanks for your kind words)

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 12:07:00 PM

    Reminds me of the iherent iniquity of Maritime-Admiralty Law - poor boys often become the strongest men - I respect the soft, wise splash of your new canvas Harry - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 9:58:00 AM

    so sad and true harry xx

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 9:25:00 AM

    Tear comes not from only eyes but also from real heart. Such sad reality happens in this world to many. My sweet friend of real holy heart. Loved always, bl