Little Boy Unnoticed

Little Boy Unnoticed
In a deserted street
Bending over
The garbage bin.

Pulls out
A used rag
From within.

He looks around
No cherubim.

His addictive sin.

Little boy,
They turned you at the gate
Even though you had been raped

But you never knew
The care-house wasn’t safe
There users had a crew.

Now you turn away as you were told

You had been wishful
In a world so cold

Deluded with hope,
You reached out again,
Shimmer melted away like liquid gold

You stumbled against your fate
It was thus arranged everyday
And you told yourself again
For one more time, just be bold.

Little Boy,
When I build a roof –
That day,
I will take you under.

From those misleading alleys
And strange homes,
A comfort besides the thunder.

Tucked in warm and sweet,
Of your fate you wouldn’t wonder.

How long will you last?

Did your struggles merely appetise –
A conspiracy’s hunger much more vast?

When the day wraps up
And the crowds turn away
Shelving anecdotes of you in their past-

Little boy Unnoticed,
Know it in your heart,
You will be the brazen star,
Rising to glory among an aesthetic cast.

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