Shuffled From Heart To Heart
When a child's placed in foster care
it is shuffled from heart to heart.
And a link in the chain of love
goodbye precedes every new start.
Trusting eyes explore each fresh face
hoping to experience norms.
Yet intolerance and half-truths
often spawn emotional storms.
Love’s only an empty promise
whispered by a slick silver tongue.
And it's a word best forgotten,
especially to hearts so young.
They're shackled to hope and fear,
feelings felt from an early age.
And questioning their future fate
they succumb to their inner rage.
Time makes them undesirable,
forgotten youths of yesterday.
And once considered old enough
they're abruptly sent away.
Copyright © Emile Pinet | Year Posted 2015