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Do You Know the Forgotten?

Today’s post is going to be a little different. It might be a little intense. At least, I hope it is. I’m getting it in late today because I was at a marching band competition all day, so I’ve had all day to think about it. Today is Day 11 of my OctPoWriMo Challenge. I knew the minute I saw the email that this was going to hurt.  Today’s challenge was to free write for ten minutes about child advocacy. I don’t know if mine fits. However, this is what I thought when I read those words. I am including links at the bottom of this post so that you can make this world a better place for children. I encourage you to visit them and help these kids.I am not going to post the extra second poem to catch up because I feel this one is more important. I will post it tomorrow instead. Thank you.

xo Jesi

 

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The Forgotten

By Jessica Scott

 

In the eyes of the Forgotten

A stale crust of bread is a meal,

Dirt-colored water fills your cup,

And home is a cardboard box filled with roaches.Syrian-refugee-child-food

 

In the eyes of the Forgotten

Men come to rape your innocence

And brutalize your body,

Then do it all over again the next day.

 

In the eyes of the Forgotten

Your mother is dead, your father is gone;

Your sister is dying, and you may be next

because there aren’t any medicines to be had.

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In the eyes of the Forgotten

You aren’t allowed to read,

Or write or think or speak.

You die before you ever live.

And no one cares if you do.

 

The truth is seen through the eyes of the Forgotten.

 

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Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.

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