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The Law is Broke

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The Law is Broke

Oh, shudder at the tales they tell
of making bricks or weed; 
they're made to work without reward.
their childhood's gone to seed.

They're selling drugs and stolen goods
from car to street to door;
and trading guns for merchandise
with quotas to get more.

Where is their hope devoid of God?
and who will share His name?
The law is broke;  then who will stand
to rescue them from shame?
Young girls are made to turn a trick
and boys must live with sleaze
for food and shelter, clothes to wear -
just bare necessities.

Some run-aways, some throw-aways
they're humans dealt as slaves.
They need defense from threat of harm
to shield them from their graves.

Where is their hope devoid of God?
and who will share His name?
The law is broke;  then who will stand
to rescue them from shame?

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 7:24:00 PM
    You did some thinking on this one --- Now it's our turn. Great provocative writing.... Jake

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:43:00 PM
    REASON, this is a very touching subject. Many will read this and relate to this kind of abuse or other forms of abuse. God, bless us all, especially the one's who found the strength in knowing we are not alone..... Congratulations, in Susan's "ABUSE" contest... Goodnight **PD

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 9:35:00 PM
    A deep winning poem of abuse. Congratulations, *Luv ~ SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Good write on a relevant subject which needs be aired, Reason. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. Had I to judge I would have placed you much higher. Oh well, taste differs. Good one, my friend. :-)

    hendricks Avatar delysia hendricks
    Date: 5/19/2013 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey, I forgot to mention your title is innovative. :)
  1. Date: 5/10/2013 11:20:00 PM
    Hmm... Well written and thought provoking my friend... Once it has reached our ears, we must act...That's most important...To do within our power and ability...Thank you for the reminder...Love Diana