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Hope in His Eyes

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Hope in His Eyes

I once saw a man take a younger lad away
Who knows what plans he had that day

Later that evening the traps brought back a husk
A soulless silhouette of boy betrayed at dusk

The man that took him home
Was known to be harsh as stone

Beat and defiled the innocence that was once there
Now no one can even come near

I extended my hand to the shattered boy
Who mused my hand like a sharp toy

I calmed his nerves by staying with him in the room
Where the nurses and doctors spoke curses and doom

That night I read him a book to see a what magic was in store
The book was Peter Pan and Neverland Lore

In his slumber he twitched and moaned horrible words
But in morning he awoke smiling singing like a bird

He told me that his dream was of Neverland 
Captain Hook was there with one hand!

All was appearing for the best until I heard the news
The boy was fighting a battle he was going to lose

That night I spent with him again laughing and joking the hours past
Then his time had come at last

Before I had a chance to cry when he died
I saw the tears and hope in his  melancholy eyes

Now he is somewhere doing battle against the pirates and Hook
Now at last nibs could be added to the last of the book

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  1. Date: 3/28/2010 1:41:00 PM
    enjoyed well written poem!! you are very talented!