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Those Senselessly Gone...A NiaG Poem

Updated on November 26, 2011


Did she not deserve to see the face

Of her child when he ran his very first race

Did he not deserve to see the sunset

To play with his very first toy or pet

Did he not deserve in a whining voice to be called Dad

By his teenage daughter wanting the latest fad


Why does the world continue to grow cold

Did those taken deserve not to grow old

Who are these thieves that take from life

Are they entitled to cause such pain and strife

Is it greed that pushes and let’s them sink so low

Was it worth the pennies that seemed to be their goal


They have left this world colder by their chilling hand

Truly destroying the hope of every woman and man

Life’s not fair, this I have always been told

Surely this isn’t what’s meant from this saying that’s so old

Though my zest for life continues to be a test

I still keep hope for man close to my saddened breast


This poem stems from all the stories of all the missing children, men and women that continue to surface on a daily basis. I don't know if it's the media but I just don't remember the world being so challenged by these events when I was growing up.

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    • NiaG profile imageAUTHOR

      NiaG 

      6 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Thank you so much Sunnie. It seems to be happening more and more. With the drug problems, economy and prices raising things seem to getting out of hand. Parents are killing their own babies. Meth and other drugs are wreaking havoc. I don't know what's to become of any of it.

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      Nia,

      This was such a touching subject that was so well written. I loved the poem..It does not make any sense that we have to worry about such things but we do..The world is a scary place and it is up to us to look out for not only our own children but others..I think it takes a village..God bless you for bringing an awareness once more..We should never forget..

      Love,

      Sunnie

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