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#244662 - 08/15/08 12:19 PM First Poem. trigger warning?
Wyclef_Bakr Offline

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 51
Loc: Doorstep of Thugz Mansion.
I've never tried my hand at poetry. Nyjah writes any chance he can get, now sitting here watching him sleep I thought I'd give it a shot.

So small in a huge bed
Tubes everywhere
My baby boy fighting for his life
Losing weight so rapidly
So small, so innocent, so vulnerable

Could I have saved him?
Deep into my own pain and demons
I couldn't get out of the hole I was in
To see what was going on with my son
Running away, drugs, gangs

Signs so clear to others
I was completely blind
Out of it and distant
My son needed me
Cried out for me

Yet I had no idea
Paralyzed with fear
Stuck in hell

Now I'm by his side
There's no way I will leave
Nurses try to usher me out
But I always come back in
Finally they have given up

My baby boy
Asleep in peace
Away from the pain
In his dreams
Safe under my watch

Nyjah, I promise you my son
No one will ever hurt you
I'm here now
I won't ever leave your side
I love you my son, with all my heart and soul.

#244664 - 08/15/08 01:05 PM Re: First Poem. trigger warning? [Re: Wyclef_Bakr]
irishguy Offline

Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 231
Loc: Dublin, Ireland
That is so beautiful and compassionate Wyclef, Such love im sure will never be forgotten by your son. He is very lucky to have you by his side.


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#244694 - 08/15/08 03:40 PM Re: First Poem. trigger warning? [Re: irishguy]
dancr6 Offline

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 383
Loc: georgia
I am moved by your compassion and the love for your son.
you expressed it beautifully.

I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!

#244765 - 08/15/08 06:14 PM Re: First Poem. trigger warning? [Re: dancr6]
MarkK Offline

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2652
Loc: Denver, CO
Speaking "dad to dad" - your heart shines through your words. For a "first attempt" you have, in my opinion, not only expressed yourself incredibly clear - but you have conveyed more than thoughts - but emotions as well.

Thank you for giving us all a clear glimpse of what a father's love can look like.


#245085 - 08/17/08 12:38 AM Re: First Poem. trigger warning? [Re: MarkK]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

I think your poem speaks for how all good fathers feel. And you know your boy is a fighter. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#245109 - 08/17/08 03:11 AM Re: First Poem. trigger warning? [Re: roadrunner]
Wyclef_Bakr Offline

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 51
Loc: Doorstep of Thugz Mansion.
Thank you all for your kind words. They mean a great deal to me. \:\)

#245184 - 08/17/08 04:40 PM Re: First Poem. trigger warning? [Re: Wyclef_Bakr]
mogigo Offline

Registered: 04/25/07
Posts: 1331
Loc: Colorado
Hey, a week ago my daughter threw herself out of a tree, her last Myspace post was "I have nothing left". What did I do? where have I messed up? She woke with tubes sticking out, bruises, and gave me the biggest smile I've seen in a long time, she said "I'm so happy you're here, I love you Daddy", she was in pain and just hour's earlier she wanted to "end it". Sitting in that hospital bed I haven't seen her spirits that high in a long long time. I played my role Wyclef, I cared. She isn't in a hospital bed because of what I didn't do, she's there because of what other's have done. She know's this and it's very clear in her head.

We're still trying, she's still here, and her knowing that she'll wake up everytime to see me sitting right there loving her every moment is everything to her. I can't fix her but I can give everything I've got. She know's that I will. It changes everything for her.

You're making all the difference Wyclef

Otherwise, I fear they just don't have that reason to get better.

Stay strong


#245243 - 08/17/08 11:21 PM Re: First Poem. trigger warning? [Re: mogigo]
Wyclef_Bakr Offline

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 51
Loc: Doorstep of Thugz Mansion.
Yes I agree Mike. Your daughter is in my thoughts and prayers, I hope that she has a speedy recovery and is able to get the help and guidance she needs.

I know that when I was absent Nyjah was looking towards others to fill the void of family. It's why he was going to join a gang...he hasn't told me that but I have a feeling that's why.

#484215 - 06/19/15 07:06 AM Re: First Poem. trigger warning? [Re: Wyclef_Bakr]
victor-victim Offline

Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6379
Loc: 𝒪 𝒦anada
very emotional.
it demands attention.
sounds like solid truth.
not enough details to know.
just enough information to care.
this poem makes me want to find out more.

what has happened?
what will happen?
we are only told what is happening.




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