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Forgotten Wishes...a poem

Updated on August 14, 2012

I died today and no one cared

My body fallen in ash and decay

I died with no one there

To take my pain away



I cried yesterday hungry and alone

yearning for things I've never seen

like a family and a real home

away from these streets so mean


I begged for days for a hand

stumbling unseen in a crowded city

never fully able to understand

or find any real pity



I survived lost and abandoned

the street my mother and enemy

death always beckoned

no kindness ever to see



born into this world a forgotten thought

a soul tarnished by poverty and greed

neglect and pain all I was taught

my soul and heart left to bleed



I died today and none knew my name

discarded on a pile of rubbish

I left this world the way I came

surrounded by forgotten wishes


© K.A.E Grove



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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Sad but very beautiful. :)

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      wearenotthesame00 5 years ago from My Own Fantasy World...

      Awwwwh! Made me cry! Nicely written...

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Caroline

      Thank you, I'm glad you found some beauty in these words that means a lot

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Werenotthesame

      I'm sorry to have made you cry but ever so glad to have touched your heart thank you

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      CodeMaster 5 years ago from Alaska, Anchorage

      Whoa... heavy... it hit me hard right at the end. Very well done.

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      Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

      this speaks for all the lost and forgotton children of the world. the abused and neglected the poor and the broken. no child deserves a life like this.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      What a Sad, Heartfelt read Nighthad, so very Beautifully written by you...It took my breath away...Very Thought provoking.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      OMG, This touched me. I'm afraid it's true, how sad. When are we as a society going to put people above greed? Thank you for sharing this....

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      Gypsy48 5 years ago

      The sadness of this poem is heart breaking. Well done! Voted up and awesome.

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      Scarface1300 5 years ago

      An harsh look at reality. And we think we have it bad. great piece Up and Awesome

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Oh man, you got me with this. This is tragic. It's beautiful in its composition but tragic and heart wrenching for I think you just captured in words some of the very worst we allow to exist, the apathy for our fellow man that allows for such poverty, such lack of basic human compassion. Damn girl. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and usually I agree; not this time.

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Codemaster

      Thank you

      after seeing so much of poverty on the television I wasn't sure if this had the potency that I wanted it too have. So I am glad that you felt it

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Nikki

      It's a sad fact that too many children have lives like this, no love and no hope it's a tragic tale told too often

      Thanks for taking the time to read

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      B. malin

      One of the most impacting moment of my life was a charity trip to an orphanage in the Philippines. Truly what we picture as poverty doesn't even come close to the harsh reality so many children are facing in this our modern world

      I am honored that this touched you... Thank you

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Always exploring

      Greed is on the list of seven deadly sins for a reason. One of the biggest crimes on humanity is the deaths of its many children, and still we are all so busy.

      I am so glad this touched your heart thank you

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Gypsy

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I was afraid it may have been too heart breaking for a Christmas posting ,

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Scarface

      It can be so easy to focus only on our lives that such heart breaking poverty is almost incomprehensible, even when you see it first hand.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read this :)

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Poetvix

      Coming from a writer that I admire so much your words here simply put, take my breath away... Thank you

      I couldn't agree more that humanity has a lot to answer for on how we treat those living in poverty all around the globe

      Again thank you for one of the best comments I have ever received :)

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      jami l. pereira 5 years ago

      I voted up ! All the way across except funny , because this left a bitter taste in my mouth knowing that this rings true of so many of the homeless And so many people that have been discarded , like vermin , by the wealthy bastards that turn their backsides and help other nations instead of what they hide right at their back door .. I loved this ! Thanks for sharing it ! hope you have a great day! :)

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ..so tough to read this one - but because you are such a great writer - you make it an essential read and will be posted to my Facebook page with my respect and admiration for your craft ..... lake erie time ontario canada 5:34am - always so great to hook up with you and exchange notes and commentary .....

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      jami l. pereira

      It is a human tragedy that we as a whole seem to have grown immune to as the wealthy get richer and the poor just suffer.

      thank you for stopping in

      epigramman

      As always Dear Sir I am taken aback my your never ending support of not only myself but other great writers here at hubpages. Thank you ...thank you

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Nighthag, this poem is deep. Made me open my eyes a little more. Such a sad thing for anyone to go through. Nobody deserves to me alone, especially children. Be a friend, make a change. Great inspiration!

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      it has become almost common place to see the hardship on tv of others, so much so that I think we dont really see it like we should.

      but it is a reality that too many children live and die like this around the world,

      Im glad this inspired you to be a friend and to try and make a change, people for people is the only way things like this will ever change

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Sad and heartfelt. Your poems are always so full of emotion.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A heartbreaking tragedy for so many, far too many.

      Beautifully written

      Voting a well deserved up

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      acaetnna

      thank you so much, i find when we write from our hearts and experinces not only do we find ourselves more at peace we tend to touch the hearts of the others

      thank you so much for your kind words

      Rosemay50

      so many of us think we understand what poverty is, but its not until we are truly confronted do we begin to grasp how devasting it can be..thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for your vote up...thank you

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