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another random poem

Postby *Elle* » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:43 pm

this poem isnt related to me personally. i just came up with it sitting in class one day:)

The little boy
Down the street
Can't stand to live in his house
His mom is always drunk or high
Usually both
His dad lives in the house
But is always out with one of the sluts
From down the street
The little boy is always hungry
The neighbor generously feeds him
But they keep turning the boy's home situation
Into the school
Of course the boy lies to them
Because he thinks his parents will change
He hates that his neighbors keep telling the school
He needs them though for food
Eventually he gets tired of his neighbors, his high, drunken mother
And sluty dad
He goes to the library
And he begins to research
He researched for days on end
Days pass by the neighbors look out the window
Due to the smell of smoke
They find the little boy's house on fire
They go out later
Speak to one of the firefighters
To find that it was set by an arsinist
Known as the little boy
The little boy ended up living in a psychatric center
For setting his house on fire
His mother lived on the street
Till a few yrs later when she went to rehab
Daddy went to live with one of his slutty women
And he attracted many diseases
Which cause him to die about a yr after the fire
This one screwed up family was torn apart
Without any counseling to help
R.I.P. Mikey, Brandy and Chris
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Postby Mlou » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:09 pm

Elle, I think you could pare this down to (as you say in your other poem) the "essence" of the boy's story. It would give it more punch, if it didn't ramble along quite so far.
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