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Home Sweet Home, a Satire

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Home Sweet Home, a Satire

Post  mikeschultz on Fri Mar 08 2013, 14:05

Living in the House o’ Bedlam, a house of pain,
A place of wrecked and wounded children,
Preyed upon by those who fancy little kids,
Some charged with their care, fox and chicken.

The citadels, that tended, grow from evil roots,
Keep those who betray and violate a child’s
Innocence. And through lies, denial, and
Obfuscation, we are diverted by wits and wiles.

Abraham Lincoln certainly said it best, when he said,
“You can fool some of the people all of the time,
and all of the people some of the time,
but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

Which, I wonder, are we? Some, or all?
And what time? Any time. Does it really matter,
That we strive our best to cope and carry on,
Praying that we are not nearly as mad as the Hatter?

When do we look to see these places,
To know what horrors go on behind their doors?
Make-up over bruises, sunglasses for black eyes,
Ever incessant brutal work, and obscene chores,

Some lives have been anything but ordinary.
We thank God for most of all we have known.
For some, though, we can only blame ourselves,
To find that till now, they had never known a home.


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Re: Home Sweet Home, a Satire

Post  Lucie on Tue Mar 12 2013, 00:46

Very deep Mike, and so sad to know this still goes on..
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Re: Home Sweet Home, a Satire

Post  mikeschultz on Tue Mar 12 2013, 03:32

Lucie,

Sad, indeed, and downright heartbreaking. Thanks for reading, and thank you more for your compassionate comment. You're a dear, and I am most glad that you take the time to read my poems. Thank you. give flowers

Mike
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Re: Home Sweet Home, a Satire

Post  Lucie on Tue Mar 12 2013, 07:05

Wouldn't miss a good read for the world , especially yours. Compelling xx
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