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#460677 - 02/13/14 11:03 PM cry
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 4494
Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
cry for the boy
who huddles alone,
hiding bruises and welts
under his jeans.

cry for the boy,
heart wounded and scarred
from daily tongue-lashings
and words hurled in hate.

cry for the boy
who hates his own body,
how it makes him feel,
how it has been used.

cry for the boy
who prays for a miracle,
to take him to heaven,
or out of this house.

cry for the boy
who feels he is nothing,
but a nothing that hungers
and a nothing that hurts.

cry for the boy
who hasn't a friend,
no one to turn to,
no one to tell.

cry for the boy
and maybe he'll hear you
and maybe he'll hug you
and maybe you'll heal.

lee
02/13/14
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"The wound is the place where the light enters you."
- Rumi

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#460684 - 02/14/14 12:14 AM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6875
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: traveler
cry for the boy
who huddles alone,
hiding bruises and welts
under his jeans.

cry for the boy,
heart wounded and scarred
from daily tongue-lashings
and words hurled in hate.

cry for the boy
who hates his own body,
how it makes him feel,
how it has been used.

cry for the boy
who prays for a miracle,
to take him to heaven,
or out of this house.

cry for the boy
who feels he is nothing,
but a nothing that hungers
and a nothing that hurts.

cry for the boy
who hasn't a friend,
no one to turn to,
no one to tell.

cry for the boy
and maybe he'll hear you
and maybe he'll hug you
and maybe you'll heal.

lee
02/13/14



YES

Puffer



Edited by pufferfish (02/14/14 01:22 AM)

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#460686 - 02/14/14 02:41 AM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
kcinohio Offline
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Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 519
Loc: Ohio
Nice one lee.

Love the conclusion there.

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#460689 - 02/14/14 05:02 AM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6438
Loc: 𝒪 𝒦anada
cry for the boy.
show him your love.
give him some joy.
there's never enough.

dear traveller, thanks for daring, sharing and caring.
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#460723 - 02/14/14 12:57 PM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 4494
Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
thanks, guys!

blush

lee
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"The wound is the place where the light enters you."
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#460732 - 02/14/14 02:47 PM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
Shyshark Offline


Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 1045
Loc: Canada
An embrace ... warm and loving
and reassuring
goes a long way to ensuring
that the boy feels secure
ever enduring
that he is not left behind
once again forgotten ...
while we grieve our own loss.

Our tears are not theirs.

Go to him.
Hold him close.
Wipe the tearful streaks
that have for so long stained his cheeks
and take his hand ...
and let him know
that wherever you will go ...
you go together.
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#461003 - 02/18/14 12:38 PM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 4494
Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
yes, shy...
i'm trying.
thanks,
lee
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"The wound is the place where the light enters you."
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#461110 - 02/19/14 05:40 PM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
newground Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1174
Loc: michigan
the boy deserves that and ever so much more lee. you were a good boy and you are a good man. and yes I do cry for the boy that was. so much in your writing resonates. powerful poetry my friend your tears do not fall alone.
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#461124 - 02/19/14 08:43 PM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
Shyshark Offline


Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 1045
Loc: Canada
My Mother died a few years ago and it fell to my sister and I to go through the very large old leather ottoman where she kept all
her prized mementos ... She was 84 years old.
Sis and I had seen much of what was in there and so we thought we pretty much knew what we would find ...
but were pretty much wrong.
There were things at the bottom of that ottoman that we had never seen, or that one of us had but not the other.
So many important things went to her grave with her ... things that now will never be known.

As expected the bulk of it was photo albums (several the old kind with black corner tabs), envelopes and small boxes filled with old loose snapshots from over the years ...
and many large posed professional ones that we had seen before or had been displayed at some time or other around the house.
My God my Mother and Father had been exceptionally beautiful in their youth.
So had been my older brother and sister as demonstrated by the dozens and dozens and dozens taken of them over the years as they grew.
Except for mandatory school pictures or as an inclusion with others ... of me I knew I would only find 3 ... posed.
We were sitting side by side sorting through them all when I saw it.
I picked it up and stared at it in disbelief. My sister, noticing something was up, reached for it saying ...
"What's wrong? What's that?"
I pulled it out of her view and slid it into my shirt pocket and went back to sorting ... she was quiet for just a moment ...
and as if nothing had happened we went back to remembering and laughing and trying to figure out who the hell that person was because she hadn't noted it on the back.

That was/is how my family was/is.
I suddenly got upset, I just as suddenly reverted to 'normal', and knowing full well there had just passed a significant moment for me,
my sister did the same thing and said nothing further. Back to normal. Nothing happened. Nobody needs to ... or cares to ... know anything.

I went home that evening and got my own box of pictures out, took the picture of Tache and Purrzah (cats) out of a small gold frame,
put the little treasure I had found inside, and placed it on my night table beside the clock.
It's the last thing I see at night and it's always there to remind me the next morning ...

He is not lost and alone anymore.
He's with me.

See my avatar.
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#461179 - 02/20/14 03:16 PM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 4494
Loc: resettling in NE Ohio
yes, Shy - it was an old photo that brought him back to life for me as well.

thank you for this account.

keep him safe.
love him.

lee


Edited by traveler (02/20/14 03:17 PM)
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#524379 - 06/09/18 06:39 AM Re: cry [Re: traveler]
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Registered: 08/04/17
Posts: 616
I like the recurring words of "cry for the boy". Maybe he could not cry for himself. It beautifully captures the loneliness of a forlorn child. But in then end there is hope and a twist when you realize that boy is you - inner child.

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