Atrophy of the Children

Atrophy of the Children

A Poem by J. B.

An inside look into the minds of children who get neglected and abused while in the U.S foster care systems; an ongoing but unspoken problem. Unspoken until now.

We are the forgotten children
the ones that God ignores
the seed of grief and suffering
born of selfish w****s

We are the forgotten children
the ones all left behind
punished for the ignorant
forgetful human mind.

We are the hated children
born upon the floor
thrown away so easily
or locked behind the door.

We are the hated children
the ones love never touch
banned from our society;
Freedom costs too much.

We are the lonely children
lives in disarray
no mere amount of alcohol
can drink our pain away

We are the forgotten children
born of selfish pain
we rot upon the floors of Hell
til' none of us remain

© 2017 J. B.

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"We are the forgotten children
born of selfish pain
we rot upon the floors of Hell
til' none of us remain"

I can't stop thinking about this verse

Posted 2 Months Ago

Great sad thought provoking
Love the way you conveyed your dark message to be in the light so often tragedy kept in dark
Great work

Posted 2 Months Ago

Powerful and impactful. This world has forgotten a lot about community and compassion. Judgement passed with unfeeling parameters and uncaring society. I hadn't thought about this alot before, I am glad you put it out there.

Posted 3 Months Ago

imagery paired with easy rhyme unforced. there is sadness within the lines sans tearful plea.
a bold statement not as excuse or cry for pity.
we are all the children ...

Posted 3 Months Ago

I thought this was very sad and truthful. There are a lot of children out there that feel like this and I wish they didn't. Everyone deserves love. Very good read and thank you for sending your poems my way.

Posted 3 Months Ago

It's a great poem .Good work

Posted 3 Months Ago

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Added on September 17, 2017
Last Updated on September 18, 2017


J. B.
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