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The Disheveled Prisoner

A bum rap the disheveled prisoner claims Clamoring about in his padded cell Unable to recall the women he maims, He made their lives a living hell. Lumbering about like a trapped animal Rattling the bars, he shouts for a hearing Nothing about him seems remotely rational Not even the size of his earlobe piercing. One might label him a piece of trash Still, I think, every human has some worth It’s so easy, in disgust, to strike out and bash, But this man is some mother’s child at birth. No doubt, she still loves him as mothers do Unable to save him from his demon self, She would caress him with a love so true, Trying her best to see the best of him through Another inexplicable betrayal of common sense And failure to take any responsibility, Compelling the situation toward a recompense Although it will likely not alter his sensibility.
Written November 16, 2022

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Date: 11/17/2022 12:26:00 PM
Mothers will love you even after you cease to be loveable by any others "No doubt, she still loves him as mothers do Unable to save him from his demon self,"
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/17/2022 1:58:00 PM
Caren, I really believe that's what being a mother is all about...unconditional love.
Date: 11/17/2022 8:01:00 AM
Superb poem, Milton I really enjoyed reading this
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/17/2022 8:42:00 AM
Thank you, Terry. I have no idea where this poem came from. It just popped into my mind.
Date: 11/17/2022 3:23:00 AM
People don't realize just how many lives they ruin when they make bad choices...parents and family especially. So sad that so many are raised without no regard for others, or they fell into the drug trap which we all know what people do when a substance takes over the mind. Well-written, Milton
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/17/2022 8:42:00 AM
Thank you so much, Charlie. You are so right!
Date: 11/17/2022 1:13:00 AM
We all have choices in life and its his own doing that he's got put away. Changing their ways and apologising is the only way he can expect any kind of forgiveness. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/17/2022 8:43:00 AM
I'd say so, Tom. Sometimes it's hard to understand how children can go so wrong, but they do.