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Children of the Night

They were just children when they were diagnosed...no sun. Condemned to living in a world without light...no fun. One minute of sunlight could be the end. Shadows and night time their only friend. Who in the world would be there for them. Who would speak up for the youth condemned. A child stands in a darkened room, Staring out at a faceless moon. Fists raised toward the heavens, Searching for answers they beckon. Tears stream down an untanned cheek. Feeling like nothing but an unholy freak. Passing people point and stare. A life was never more unfair. A baby is born and they learn from a test he will be just like the rest. Trapped inside away from the sun. Games and races he'll never run.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/14/2016 8:48:00 PM
I see a belated congrats is in order!! Also, I believe you are writing about those kids who are allergic to sunlight? I saw a documentary on it. Nicely done. It's sad for those kids. In the program, I saw they made a camp for them to meet others like themselves from around the world.
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Scott Williams
Date: 3/16/2016 8:49:00 PM
That's right. What a sad situation. I was really moved by it. Thank you very much.
Date: 11/5/2015 12:09:00 PM
Scott, congrats on your win in Rob Carmack's contest. SKAT
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Scott Williams
Date: 11/5/2015 10:27:00 PM
Thanks, SKAT. I appreciate you taking the time to read my work.
Date: 11/4/2015 10:11:00 PM
Congrats on fine win Scott with this superb write!
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Scott Williams
Date: 11/5/2015 10:26:00 PM
Thanks. I really appreciate your feedback.