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More Mothers Weep

Updated on November 21, 2013

Scurry frantically along as hours engulf our day.

Pause only for a moment to watch our children play.

Long periods of time escape our joining hands for prayer,

Come gather in our classrooms meditate if you do dare.

Watch the kid beside you soaring aimlessly out of mind,

Cause, the next time you see them may be the last time.

Who cares about their careless ways or the substance that they share?

As long as everyone is happy, who cares, who cares, who cares?


Will anyone speak up and tell them this must stop?

Not likely will it penetrate a head spinning like a top.

Cruel disease and acts of nature take lives every day,

So why try to stop a kid from taking things they may?

Take the heart away from moms and dads,

Who feed and cultivate young lads,

Into what they think are smart adults,

Away from the hoodlums and the cults,


Take away the trust so dear,

The piece of mind, the lack of fear,

More mothers weep and weep and weep.

No cure for grief that hurts so deep.

Drugs are found most everywhere,

From the city to the fresh country air,

Cries from a victim going through hell,

Who bought bad stuff from their so called pals?


The last generation was worried about pot,

The one before that thought drinking was hot,

Statistics may argue the danger is mild,

Compared to other things hurting a child;

What can we do and what should we think?

When nothing we do seems to stop anything.

Laws are broken, but they seldom convict,

The people who stalk and influence our kids;


It’s up to us to pay attention,

And not give up on prevention,

If nothing is tried, then nothing will work,

We must try together to capture these jerks.

Open your eyes, your mind and your heart,

Don’t let another mother’s child depart,

Lend them your ears and lend them an arm,

Call in an army to keep them from harm.

Drug War in America 2009 and it has gotten worse....


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    • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana L Pierce 

      5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thanks for stopping by BlossomSB. I appreciate your comments.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Being a parent can be so difficult when there are many who pull children away to follow paths we do not even want them to know exist. Thank you for writing about it.

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      Diana L Pierce 

      5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you neighbors, Tamera and Jane, and fellow hubbers Faith Reaper, markdarmafall and old albion for your overwhelming replies. I know I hit a sour note on this one and pray some of the ones we are so worried for read this poem.

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      Graham Lee 

      5 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Diana. You are right all the way here. Soft drugs lead to hard drugs, simple. Help and assistance must always be given to the people that need it. What is needed is a tougher approach to the peddlers, the pushers and others who control them.


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      5 years ago from Moundsville,WV

      This is powerful Diana. It is our duty to stand up and protect our children from drugs harm. Great hub. Have a blessed day


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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Profound write dear Diana! Yes, it is beyond the epidemic stage now. My children are grown now, but I am thinking of my grandchildren. We had to pull our son out of Junior High School for that very reason, and the school officials acted as though nothing was going on, for fear of losing their money, and never mind the safety of the children! Thank you for this powerful write here.

      I am sorry about your nephew. What a tragedy. It seems it is everywhere and the children cannot escape it without it being shoved down their face. I even wrote the paper about what was going at the school, for it was like a prison atmosphere for those students who really wanted to learn, really could not as they were approached to take drugs or join gangs on their very first day of Junior High School!

      I have been praying for my grandchildren since the day they were born and really before, and will continue to do so.

      Up and more and sharing

      God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      Jane Potter Hilfiger 

      5 years ago

      I agree whole heatedly! And you are so right. People don't want to take the time. Or just don't know what to do. I wish we did. Pray, Pray, and Pray some more. I have done a lot of Praying for my sons way down to my great great granddaughter. I enjoy your writings so much!

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      Tamara Abbott 

      5 years ago

      SO real and to the point Diana, It sickens me to see the amount to arrest for drugs, and still we are not even close to winning the battle.

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      Tamara Abbott 

      5 years ago

      SO real and to the point Diana, It sickens me to see the amount to arrest for drugs, and still we are not even close to winning the battle.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have been concerned too for the young people asking a question here about it. It seems to me young children need to have schools as we use to have not run by the government or teachers of the world. They are getting so weird they could be the pushers, Who knows? I don't have children in school anymore but I pulled them out in Jr High because of drugs and taught them myself or I fear they would have ended up tragically. I am so sorry to hear that about your nephew. Once they get on drugs it just seems so hopeless. I heard on the news today something about two drug suppliers, Americans have been supporting and housing them. I think there is a lot of that going on.

    • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana L Pierce 

      5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thanks Jackie. This issue is close to my heart. I live in a country community where drugs are killing our young people. My husband and I just lost a nephew a couple weeks ago to an overdose. And many people we know have lost children the same horrible way.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      My thoughts exactly. Those children are in their care and whatever it takes to keep them safe, then so be it! Great write. ^


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