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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-05 02:39 PM
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Little Boys

Little Boys
Ramon Piero 6/12/2005



Little boys
growing
in the
cesspool
of
New York,
death
and
horror
their
future,
hunger
and
want
their
companion.

Little boys
growing
in
New York
feeding
on the
despair
of life,
make their
way
into
the
minds of
the
powers
that
be;
only
after
its
too
late.

Little boys
growing
in
New York
looking
for their
fathers
and
finding
pimps
instead.
Looking
for their
fathers
and
finding them
in jail
instead.


Little boys
looking
for their
fathers
and
finding
them
dead.

Little boys
looking
to become
men
find instead;
lessons
in
how to
rape.
how to
rob
how to
kill.

Little boys
seeking
wisdom
find
it
in the
latest
50 cent
diatribe.

Little boys
looking
for their
Moms
finding
instead
a dream
long
forgotten;
growing up
alone
growing up
ignored.

Little boys
growing
up
in
New York
looking
for a way
to live
and finding
death
at every
turn.

Little boys
looking for
the
little boys
lost
within;

Finding
only
pain
and
suffering;
finding
a reality
that numbs
the heart
that tears
the soul
and renders
it into
little tiny
pieces.

Little boys
growing up
in
New York;
some of
us
made it
out,
some of
us
did
not.














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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-14-05 10:53 AM
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1. this brought tears to my eyes
Edited on Tue Jun-14-05 10:53 AM by superconnected
when it got to find pimps instead it really started affecting me.

painfully real.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-19-05 02:38 AM
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2. I don't think I wrote my comment accurately.
Edited on Sun Jun-19-05 02:38 AM by superconnected
The poem brought tears to my eyes.
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