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#81098 - 02/21/03 02:43 AM JustUs
nethos_1 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/02
Posts: 9
Loc: colorado
More of both me's thoughts, We're trying to trust but we hit dead ends.


They laughed, I cried,
They lived, I died,
They took there turns!
I still ask. Why?

They did it to me!
They made me bleed!
It was all THEIR FAULT!
Why is it not seen?

Why am I to blame?
Why did it become my shame?
How did nobody know?
How come nobody came

To rescue me,
This trapped little boy?
THEY played with ME

I wasn't their freind!
It wasn't a game!
It was innocense lost.
They introduced pain!

I was only a kid. \:\(
Why did they force
What they knew wouldn't fit?

I didn't know then.
I know now that I'm grown
But nothing has worked.
We're still left here alone.

The boy inside waits...
This man's become weak.
The blind could close both their eyes
and yet see

That this man has done everything
All that he can.
He now sits with the boy
Hugging him, holdin his hand.

It's all I have left,
The last I can do.
I've tried to protect the little guy
But now I'm wounded too.

I've been calling for help,
It's what we both need.
Protection is safety
And L.O.V.E.

Safety is numbers,
Numbers are brothers.
We're only one
We don't get to see others.

So we patiently wait now,
The best we can figure.
He's been scared since "it" happened,
He constantly shivers to whisper...

When will they come?
How will they find us? He asks.
My signal is fading,
Our answer still masked.

I so silently cover him
Hoping, praying we'll survive,
This war of a victim
'Til relief troops arive.

Without him and me
We haven't a chance.
Without the right help
It's back to I can't!

Tied back to silence
Tears still will come and flow.
They'll speak with no voice,
They'll only show

Something is or was wrong.
No one understood.
This man is/was a hero,
This boy is and was good!

They both deserve love
To heal and restore.
How will it end
If they're always ignored?

It this simple enough?
Versed like a Dr. Seuss book?
We just need someone to love us,
To find us... to look.

#81099 - 02/21/03 01:05 PM Re: JustUs
guy43 Offline

Registered: 11/17/02
Posts: 450
Loc: Minnesota
This says so much for me. An expressive, moving poem, thanks.

#81100 - 02/21/03 02:27 PM Re: JustUs
Wuamei Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2700
Loc: The left turn I should have ta...
Nethos, we're looking.

Thanks for sharing this powerful poem, this piece of your heart.


"I can't stand pain. It hurts me."
--Daffy Duck

#81101 - 02/22/03 01:55 AM Re: JustUs
michael Joseph Offline

Registered: 03/11/01
Posts: 2719
Loc: Virginia
Nethos you know this to be true,

brother I really do Love you.

Standing together is so much better than hiding in the dark.
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#81102 - 02/24/03 05:08 AM Re: JustUs
RickL Offline

Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 84
Loc: Oregon
Poetry is powerful. You share a real essence here which I can feel and relate to.
Been trying to work on my inner child stuff, but it's real hard at times. Your poem helps me. Thank you.

#81103 - 02/24/03 09:08 PM Re: JustUs
John D Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/30/02
Posts: 5
Loc: Texas
Amazing stuff man....way to capture it.
Keep those bastards trapped in your words brother.
Great job.


#81104 - 02/25/03 01:53 AM Re: JustUs
guy43 Offline

Registered: 11/17/02
Posts: 450
Loc: Minnesota
Yo, John1234 \:\)

#81105 - 02/25/03 03:53 AM Re: JustUs
The Dean Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 2080
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
nethos1 this is a second wonderful poem that touches the hearts of many of us. I see your inner strength and power. It will get better for you and for us.


If we do not live what we believe, then we will begin to believe what we live.

#81106 - 02/28/03 05:27 PM Re: JustUs
MrEdd Offline

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 341
Loc: Texas
I like it. I usually write verse although I favor Ogden Nash and Robert Service over Dr.Seuss. I haven't had the courage to write any survivor poems yet. This is good.

Some Things are not problems to be solved, rather, they are facts which must be coped with over time.

#81107 - 02/28/03 05:40 PM Re: JustUs
serafina Offline

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 36
Loc: Washington
Beautiful. It made me cry. I only imagine that this is what my boyfried was feeling.

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