Cheryl is a published poet who has won awards for her work. She enjoys sharing her perspective in rhyme.
He deals with so much that he cowers in shame
He“s never seen his father and doesn’t know his name
His friends go home after school but he lives in a shelter
He feels as if his life has become Helter Skelter
He has trouble reading and can barely write
He cries himself to sleep each and every night
No computer or cellphone no name brand shoes
Everything he owns is hand me down, second hand and used
He’s bullied been assaulted and verbally abused.
His life in one constant tale of the blues
He will grow up and try to forget his past but
Like others his childhood pain most likely will last.
© 2019 Cheryl E Preston