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One cruel act

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One cruel act

One cruel act.

Once I was a foolish man
At a very foolish time
I acted from pure selfishness
And committed such a crime
I was grandad to a little fellow
Who was all of three years old
I was his only father figure
And he valued me like gold.

But me, I turned my back on him
When he really needed me
I travelled far across the world
His needs I did not see
I broke his little heart, did I
Because I was so cruel
And now on looking back on this
I do regret it all.

For this young lad still wears the scars
Of this thing that I once did
He acts so very insecure
Can’t keep his feelings hid
Nine years later, he still cries
In case he’s left alone
He thinks that we’ll all go away
And leave him on his own.

I really did not think of this
The harm that could be done
To a little fellows heart
I was his moon and sun
And yet I turned my back on him
And now I say to you
Think real hard on what’s ahead
Before these acts you do.

5 November 2013 @ 1325hrs.

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 1:33:00 AM
    Well said, Peter... a very touching write. Yes, all of us need to remember how important and priceless our loved ones are...

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 7:09:00 PM
    A good message in this one. I think with a lot of TLC it can all be turned around!! enjoyed finding this poem of yours today.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/10/2013 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, so nice of you to peruse my pages, this does not go unappreciated....Peter
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 7:56:00 AM
    This is real...... *hardcore* Shaz

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/8/2013 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your comments Shaz. That's all I want to be is real, and I write my words the same way. I really appreciate you reading my words...Peter
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 5:07:00 AM
    This work speaks of truth for some children and at certain ages it is worse..I see in Karter's insecurites caused by his life being disrupted because his parents did not grow up and be a parent like they should have been..Children need those that they bond to for a lifetime..Thanks for the visit to my page..Where are you located?..You said that summer is coming on..I thought that you were in England..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/8/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara, I appreciate your comments very ver much. I live in Perth Western Australia. But I was born in Peckham, London. Here is my paradise....peter.
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 2:41:00 AM
    Lovely write, Peter. I'm sure the little man by now realizes you didn't mean to hurt him and that he's forgiven you. I hope you'll soon get to the point where you can forgive yourself, my friend. Licia :-)

    Duggan Avatar Vera Duggan
    Date: 11/8/2013 4:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Licia, your comments, your comments are so welcome...Peter