Spiritual Poetry posted December 12, 2010


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His Only Solace

-On the Steps Where He Lives-

by InHisownwrite

Distraught and alone
A young boy cries
On the steps where he lives
So often he dies
The fireplace inside
Casts an orange glow
His family sits together
Almost toe to toe
Sharing popcorn and a laugh
Oh, the stories they tell!
No one notices he sits
In his own private hell
No one notices but his father
After all, he factors in
Parading like a saint
But living in sin

He meets him in the shadows
Behind a closed door
Removing his childhood
And the clothes that he wore
Smiling so lovingly
Tousling his hair
The family is sleeping
There's no time to spare
After he's finished
He climbs out of bed
Then tenderly pats
His child on the head
His world's all a shatter
The abuse that he bore
Rips into his heart
Like a weapon of war

He escapes to the steps
Holding tight to his pants
But he never escapes
The Father Son Dance
One day in his teens
This little boy flies
From the roof where he lived
Like so often
He dies...

Bryan Miles c. 09-20-10
All Rights Reserved


The Words Are The Same contest entry

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Family Sexual Abuse
Inspired By: The Message Bible
Psalm 35:13 I paced, distraught as a motherless child
Hunched, alone, and heavy hearted!
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