While the children sleep

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While the children sleep

I learn from my immediate elders who taught me about

the good, the bad and the ugly; however, my strength is hiding deep within.

If only the pain weren’t so severe.

An ugly duckling who suffers Verbal and physical abuse

From a Cool, pretty crowds of clueless incompetent?

You with your tawny hair, they often shout

Flat jacks with granny straps

String beans without the lean

So cruel; so mean those terrorist sounds

That goes round and round on the playground

While the children sleep I play with night flyers

Golden wings and friendly flittering smiles we dance,

Into Twinkling lights of the meadow;

Late at night without the feuds or the abuse of the inferiors

I got teary eyes as I say farewell to my misty friends

Bigotry and hatred, Playgrounds terror,

Children of the cornfields rules the inner cities school

Throughout kindergarten into high school

You must process the Skill of a tiger, speed of a leopard

Going to school going isn’t any fun anymore

This is the day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy:

The children are coming to birth and there is not strength

To bring forth:






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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Dark.. wow I really enjoyed this message.. this hub.. poem.. whatever you penned.. you did it well :) Frank


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haikutwinkle 4 years ago

I like the poetry and the angel in the sand ;)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

This is excellant and dark and very goos to read. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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Darknlovely3436 4 years ago from NewYork Author

Frank Atanacio .. thank you so much for supporting my work,


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Darknlovely3436 4 years ago from NewYork Author

haikuktwinkle and writer20 thank you all so much, for commenting..

on love annie


Delmia 4 years ago

Very powerful and thought provoking message. I like the contrast of darkness and light, sadness and joy, good and evil. Look forward to more of your writing. Well done!


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Darknlovely3436 4 years ago from NewYork Author

Dellmia thank you very much, for commenting.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is deep and so sad, but also powerful and relevant.


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Darknlovely3436 4 years ago from NewYork Author

thank you for commenting, tobusiness

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