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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 © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/16/2018 1:25:00 PM
Great title, Emile. Sad state of affairs. Strong message not to be taken lightly.
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Date: 3/16/2018 2:31:00 PM
Thanks Line, I truly appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 2/12/2015 1:33:00 PM
Emile, a sad situation for these innocent children, through no fault of their own, dealt such a terrible fate, your poem captured this pain so well ~~
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Date: 2/12/2015 4:05:00 PM
Thank you very much, your comments are always welcomed. Emile.
Date: 2/12/2015 1:17:00 PM
- Children are born with a beautiful and open heart - A sad theme in a very well written poem, Emile - A clear 7 from me - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/12/2015 4:05:00 PM
Thank you very much, your comments are always welcomed. Emile.
Date: 2/12/2015 12:53:00 PM
Such a wonderful sensitive portrayal of the sad plight of such unfortunate children who end up in care - such powerful imagery - a 7 and fave from me:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/12/2015 4:05:00 PM
Thank you very much, your comments are always welcomed. Emile.
Date: 2/12/2015 12:52:00 PM
My heart is breaking . Such sad truths . You honor them with your beautiful words Emile . This write leaves a big image in the heart . 7 Bev
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Date: 2/12/2015 5:05:00 PM
Thanks Bev, for your warm thoughts. Emile.
Date: 2/12/2015 12:47:00 PM
What a truth! Good read.
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Date: 2/12/2015 4:05:00 PM
Thank you very much, your comments are always welcomed. Emile.