Lost Child –Found on the porch

One cold, morning moment

she walked unto the porch

After a night alone?

Overcome with life follies she collapsed

Fell to her knees

Then slumped to the side

Hitting her head on the cement

She lay there as the snow covered her soul

Did she cry out?

Did she pray?

Paramedics arrived when she was already cold to the touch

Her next destination, the morgue

How lonely the list of her personal effects

Identified as a pair of pants

Two shirts and two keys

An old watch

A pair of oddly colored earrings

Twenty documents testified of last efforts

Last breathes

Filed and justified

The end of a life

Barely 60 years old

The story in the papers told

Inner city born and bred

Child grew and now she is dead.

When was the moment

Addiction seized?

Innocence scrapped?

Confidence trapped?

Consciousness averted?

The heartbreaks remain

For this is a story from a decade ago

Voices still continue everyday

Those who die alone

Just as they lived.

Where is the call to contain,

To halt the heart disease

That leads to death trap doors?

Rise up community!

Restore young voices!

Provide opportunity for success.

For Artistic expression!

Arrest those contemplations

That a drug will lead to

Peace and affirmation.

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About Poetry Road/Marty Goes to Mars

Poetry storage, genealogy research and tribute to my grandson with Down Syndrome . Creativity is my outlet--expressions in acrylics, accomplished quilter , doll maker and writer. Please visit my shop sites. Thank you for stopping in!
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One Response to Lost Child –Found on the porch

  1. Reblogged this on Marty goes to Mars and commented:

    This was written when I worked as a medical research program manager.

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