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Stanley Oguh

Rookie - 79 Points (06-06-1992 / Lagos, nigeria)


Somewhere behind you
Lays a boy who needs a friend
With a broken dream and a loose end

Somewhere behind you
Lays a man inflicted with affliction
And a little girl that needs affection

Somewhere behind you
A lady is fully dressed in rag
Carrying on her shoulder is an empty bag

Somewhere behind you
A little boy is shivering outside in the cold
Looking for a warm hands to hold

somewhere behind you
A man is begging just for a slice of bread
And a roof over is worried head

Somewhere behind you
A lame man is confined to his wheelchair
And an aching kneel is planted on the ground in prayer

Somewhere behind you
A little boy yawns to be sent to school
Even if it is just to go through preschool

somewhere behind you
A man is roaming the street with no shoes
And few options in life to choose

Somewhere behind you
A lady is been abused just to get a job
Good clothes, comfortable house and a good cream to rub

Somewhere behind you
There is a young man in desperate need of inspiration
Someone to help fulfill his life aspiration

Somewhere behind you
A dry throat longing for a drink of water
As he lays helplessly inside the gutter

Somewhere behind you
an eye is being abated with tears
A little child is living his life in fear

Somewhere behind you
A stomach is echoing in hunger
Alone on the street being left to suffer

Somewhere behind you
An helpless woman inside the rain with no coat
Walking through life storms in an empty boat

Somewhere behind you
A little child is being denied of his right
Being left to sleep outside at night

Somewhere behind you
A face is painted with sadness
Starving and yawning for a glimpse of happiness

Somewhere behind you
A soul needs just 1 reason to keep believing
A shining light of hope to keep living

Somewhere behind you
A hand is stretched out in need
A broken heart is being left to bleed

Somewhere behind you
There is a sound of a cry just behind you
Calling for you to help pull through

Please don't turn deaf ear
Show them the warmth of your care

Submitted: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: hope

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