Sunday, December 12, 2010

HOPSCOTCH

light stole in
slanted cold
dragged me
from sleep
poured a cuppa
and crept
to stoop
seizing sunlight
cold through
bare branches
frosted handrails
across the street
a jack russell
mounted a chihuahua
who had slipped out
beyond liquid's steam
watched two kids
scrawl rectangles
scratchy chalk
scraped against sound
of screeching tires
in the street
the girl in the red coat
began a chant
about a careless old bag
with an alligator purse
my liquid chilled
she hopped back to base
the one in blue began
a strange refrain
she jumped the rock
and stopped
clouds moved in
she cried
i can't remember the end
Katy was teaching me
when he took her
the girl in red led her away
a poster on the light pole
had another girl's face
with soulful eyes
Katy Devlin, age 10,
taken by unknown
man driving a
plain white van


In protest of child slavers and all pedophiles.
Asking people to stay aware.


10 comments:

  1. It is a tragedy. Sadly these confused and maligned adults exploit the convenience of cyberspace and innocence of youth! Excellent reminder.

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  2. excellently crafted poem
    Sad that more isn't being done to prevent this

    thanks for sharing with One Shot

    Moondustwriter

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  3. You capture the stark reality of a child's world being destroyed by a ruthless predator. I like your style and the overall look of your blog is excellent.

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  4. Sharp, urban, not too preachy on the 'protect children' message (as poetry often is - earnest but goddaman preachy). Effective, to the point. :)

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  5. Thank each of you for your comments. I didn't want this to be "in your face" a subtle but urgent message. Thanks for the reinforcement. MG

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  6. The message needs attention yes, but the staccato verse style punches the story! Good stuff!

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  7. Meaningful, well written! Excellent job! Keep writing!

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