Thu, 07/07/2016 - 00:36 -- CMM

This one is for the kids

with no more hope 

No more purpose 

Broken smiles 

Shattered teeth 


The kids who fall short of their dreams so closely 

they scrape them with their fingertips 


The kids that fill their mouths 

with the words of others

because they can never find the right ones

for themselves 


For the ones 

Who have been used and abused 

but don’t even know it 


This poem is for my kids in the back 

who use 

poetry as armor 

stories as a shield 

and dreams as a golden steed 


For the ones who cry themselves to sleep every night 


and have been brought up with false promises




To the kids that just need one sign not to end it tonight 



This is for you 



This poem is about: 
My community
Our world


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