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How Much Longer Will It Go On

He was the child that did not smile, or live
or breath, towards his death he did not look
as though he had the time to duck and dive
he was taught to live or die by the book

Bruised and battered in a dishevelled state
hiding in corners wrapped only in tears
he, deprived of love, a child they did hate 
starved of food, under the stairs, hiding fears

Then justice stepped in and took him away
to a home full of love, fun and laughter
in that tormented life he could not stay
as one so young he could not look after

He grew into a man without a care
Adopted a child, saved them from despair.



Deprived of freedom then held as a slave
mental torture, in every race and creed
trapped in a void, while trying to be brave
inside looking out, a broken heart bleeds

Tormented, abused, while home is their jail
shunned by a partner and tainted with lies
no contact with friends including no mail
then pushed to the brink each day they despise 

Whispered sweet nothings, then captured by love
charmed to the alter, their vows they both read
the cracks appear, as does a boxing glove 
sentenced to life for an innocent deed

With prayer and patience they will be released
A living hell at the hands of a beast.


Note*  This is a double sonnet. I used the same title 
for both as these despicable crimes can happen to 
anyone of any age in any country and we should not 
close our eyes to the fact that it could be happening 
in our neighbourhood to people we know…


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  1. Date: 4/12/2014 5:40:00 PM

    Eloquently expressed and sad tales.
  1. Date: 4/5/2014 1:23:00 PM

    These are eye openers indeed-- sometimes, we tend to get lost in our comfort zones, we fail to see the horror other people are experiencing... thank you for shedding light on these conditions that some people are in-- hopefully those who are in it remain strong, and can be beacons of light to others-- I am hoping you are well, David, so nice to hear from you and so cool how that story is true...
  1. Date: 4/2/2014 10:11:00 PM

    Two powerful pieces with great messages.
  1. Date: 3/28/2014 9:56:00 AM

    Hello David, :(.....xox~ Linda
  1. Date: 3/26/2014 2:57:00 AM

    A re-post I think. Two great, powerful poems. That has been quite a clean out you've had here.
  1. Date: 3/22/2014 12:24:00 PM

    Two very caring and thoughtful poems. I enjoyed reading both of them.