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Lost Boys

Little boy lost in echoes of his past.
Not knowing though never forgetting.
In things that linger in memories unspoken.
Lost and alone always foreboding thoughts.
Dreams of nightmares scattered across his mind.
Colors always dark and muted in a fog.
So many drugs on this lost highway.
Some days were filled with blue skies.
Most often then not colors of gray muted walls.
Bruises were a constant on wrists and ankles.
There is always that sinking feeling rising up.
Words and memories flashed through his mind.
It is a place of control except no control at all.
It is free reign here to do what is pleasing for some.
The mind can take you away from places you can't deal with.
He locked away secrets, deep inside, as he tried to forget.
As he watched the paintings on the wall changing forms.
As they took him places he longed to be, to forget things.
He did not want to see, dreams of nightmares and evil things .
As this boy never understood bringing to near death.
 When the song of the holy rang out in his ears.
He thought he had nothing in this life to fear. 
And in the end this lost boy slipped off to heaven.
Never to be seen again, with no one to cry for him.

3am  3/ 24/ 2012    I took the liberty of putting 3- 4 stories in one poem/ my X was a cop, and he told me a few stories of him & his team rescuing those boys .

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 9:40:00 PM

    Fantastic poem! Very emotional and dramatic. I love it! You are a very talented poet. You are quickly becoming a favorite of mine, as well!

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:22:00 PM

    Debbie, that was o beautifully written, with such sadness and sincerity, it almost brought tears to my eyes. I can relate to that boy getting lost in the echo's of his past, like so many other people. I think that rape and child molesting are two crimes that definitely that certainly deserve the death Penalty. A great read, thank you for sharing...Peter

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 12:04:00 AM

    This really hit home for me...I felt you were writing about me for a sec.. Ha-ha :o) Very nice

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 2:25:00 AM

    yes the suffering we as people endure? is there some meaning or logic in the suffering ...Napoleans people killed millions and a hundred years later the French suffered through 2 nasty world wars......

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 4:37:00 PM

    Hello Debbie :-) hope you are well.. Have yourself a wonderful and lovely Mother's Day. Lots of Luv & Hugs *Linda

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 9:18:00 PM

    Masterfully crafted truth close to my heart....

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 5:13:00 PM

    wow, I love the opening line DEBBIE :-) Little boy lost in echoes of his past. ** I know these stories are told by your x- hubby, but they are sad, and leave a very lonely and sad imagery. Almost like that song from *THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS* "Unchained Melodies"... very sad... the ending draws the deepest tears.... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 10:14:00 AM

    just stopping by to say hi. Wish I had more time and I would explore your oldies and see if you had one I've not read yet!

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 8:52:00 AM

    Very emotive and expressive..There needs to be some kind of system in place to rescue children when they are very young from bad situations..I know that someone somewhere has the intellect to implement a program to do this..Enjoyed reading..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:09:00 AM

    WOW. Powerful and haunting with amazing talent.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 5:32:00 PM

    You have captured the spirit of what I would imagine heaven would be like if I believed in it. Anyway--you have a kind heart. You are so very thoughtful and interested in everything. Love your work.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 4:14:00 PM

    Nicely done Debbie, sad but beautifully written. Thanks for stopping by...Hugs

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 12:39:00 PM

    Very deeply written my friend, makes me ponder a whole lot. Good write.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 10:46:00 AM

    a sad and touching write Debbie....thank you for stopping wishes

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 10:30:00 AM

    Very touching write dearest Debbie <3 wishing you a blessed day <3 luv and lights <3 SK

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 7:59:00 PM

    Debbie, the way you just reach in and tear out pieces of my heart speaks of talent most of us just dream about..... Well done.... Jake

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 2:59:00 PM

    Well I wrote a pretty good rhyming comment here but accidently hit the escape button and lost it. Peace and Prayers. :)

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:55:00 AM

    Debbie, your poem is sadly beautiful, the writing perfection, so filled with emotions, you captured the essence of those lost boys, children, all people with no one to cry for them, constance

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 4:00:00 AM

    Hi Debbie,its really Nice to be Reading here again.Im very impressed by how you managed to create such an awesome,though sad poem.Unfortunately we see more and more kiddoes ending up such as here.Sad and heartwrenching to think of really..Great work,Debbie! Hugs flying across the big sea,Arild

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 1:16:00 AM

    So sad. very poignant writing. the title made me think of Peter Pan's little crew but they were much more fortunate in the end!