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Lost Child

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Lost Child

I see her squirming, poor child, lost child
she chews her nails reviled, lost child.

Her father glowers, his brows protrude
he cracks his knuckles, he's riled, lost child.

Mousy mother, her shoulders rounded rocks
through thick glass, I watch beguiled, lost child.

The sergeant lights a match, baby burns
the flame leaps in her eyes, wild, lost child

The papers edge is singed, now, she laughs
her parents turn away, the case is filed, lost child.

Through the glass I sigh, she giggles still
another day in hell, she smiled, lost child. 

The foster home will know nothing now
will it burn,  perhaps, she smiled, lost child.

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  1. Date: 10/25/2013 11:17:00 PM
    Wow, nicely written Debbie. I know about foster homes . Thank you for coming to read my Angel Hearts. I never posted it before, because I didn't like the way it turned out so I never posted it ;}

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Moving! Powerful sense of loss conveyed, so sad. Story well told.

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Hie Debby. I enjoyed the poem. So creative and sounds like outer world. it provokes imaginations. JM

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 3:21:00 PM
    well written....this form is new to me ...is there a minimum or maximum staza required?....best wishes

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 11:25:00 AM
    now we're talking real ghazal here, debbie... love the sharp mood of lost child.. this is what i meant when i did my new contest.... sounds heavy metal or country to me... love it!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 8:45:00 AM
    This is amazing--it ties powerful individual moments into a complex whole and though it ends it does so in Hitchcock fashion leaving the reader with both the pain of the message and a still unresolved future.

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 8:17:00 AM
    WOW! So THIS is what Ghazal is all about...A form that originated in our parts of the world....Very touching and deep write, Debbie....Sad....so sad....Thanks for bringing this to light

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 1:08:00 AM
    Debs, this is a pretty cool form. I think I may have done one before. Can I enter that one if I did it? I like the subject of this. it seems like it is going to become a Stephen King sort of story. BTW,I think you meant "know" in next to last line?

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 10/9/2013 6:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oopsie YES thank you Andie fixing no to KNOW!!