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The Disabled Boy

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The Disabled Boy

His knees trembled in the slippery cold
Beside the benches dressed with leaves
Mother was coming, yes so he's been told
To wait in an hour by the dripping trees.

Where the Bluejay sang his evening hymn
In the light red blowing of the weary breeze
So he waited hours till the skies turned dim
When the moon hanged idly upon the trees.

But not a sight of her in the blue distance
So he glided across the glass of the snow
To the narrow path of the park's entrance
Where the last velvet hues gently blows.

His heart alarmed the sad tune of despair
He was reminded of his lifelong infirmity
Strolling sadly by on the wheels of a chair
He feared bitter a death in this vast vanity.

He felt on his shoulders a warm embrace
Thawing his fears was her loving face.

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  1. Date: 11/25/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Hi Mustapha, Once again the golden ink comes from a golden pen. This one hits home deep my friend. The picture you paint, done with your usual gentle style and sensitivity tugs at silver cords of memory. I could well have been that boy. So here the big man sits with the tears rolling down, big baby. I really liked this one, this one, I Love them all, I'm just playing catch up here. As always, there is beauty in everything you write. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 8:13:00 PM
    I found this gem Mustapha...you are so very good at this ...bringing alive your words...so glad this ended like this...and thank you for your very kind words to me today

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Solid, strong emotion and imagery. Well-penned and well-expressed. Another gem you've created :)

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 7:54:00 AM
    Beautiful and haunting. Did you miss the d on Disabled? Also add a space after your comma. It's such a wonderful piece that you don't want to distract it's flow with a few technical flaws.

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 7:03:00 PM
    I love this poem, Mustapha! It's going to my favs! Great!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 6:55:00 PM
    I love this poem, Mustapha! It's going to my favs! Great!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:28:00 AM
    Mesmerizing story-telling. It made me wonder what wasn't being told BEHIND the words. Thawing his fears... << loved the way you worded that!

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 6:48:00 PM
    Awesome!

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 4:56:00 PM
    :) Okay, so this just is DAZZLING DEEP, lovely beyond words and moved me ... to my toes. I used to have time to write a weekly newsletter which featured new(er) poet(s) to soup... I had to feature you.. had to! You just blew me away. SO ... Please check out the blogs --- see The Soup Newsletter.. this poem is featured. Fantastic! Huge smile and thumbs way way up from Cyndi

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 4:26:00 PM
    wow, you have such a sweet way of telling your stories. This is just wonderful!

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/9/2013 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea,I like nature alot so I threw in a story along with it..lol.
  1. Date: 6/9/2013 1:36:00 PM
    heart wrenching so sensitively written dear M.M exquisite pen love Shadow

    Mohammed Avatar Mustapha Mohammed
    Date: 6/9/2013 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dearest Shadow,so nice to see around.Sending warm greetings to you from the tropical isle of Trinidad.