nikki hays

Rookie (30th October 1971 / croydon, victoria, Australia)

Cast Aside - Poem by nikki hays

Its a jungle out there as she stands on the street
Little lost girl on her dirty bare feet
A tearlet she cries as she searches alone
For the place that she once called her shelter and home
Abandoned and left on the street with no name
Many thousands of miles from the place whence she came
Her clothes all now tattered so many nights she has searched
Once daddy's little girl on a pedastool pearched
But when her new mother walked through the front door
Her daddy lost interest he loved her no more
New little baby her daddies heart stole
What will she do now her heart bears a hole
Empty and hungry alone in this world
Where will she turn on the streets she was hurled
How could her father dismiss her this way
Isnt his love for her always meant to stay
When mother left long ago tears he had shed
And promised each night hed tuck her in her bed
Mothers in heaven so many had cried
She knew thats were good mothers went when they died
She watched all the suffering, felt all the pain
Wished that her mother would be well once again
But that was not ever meant to happen in this life
And daddy soon found himself a new wife
So young and alone this little girl child
Who will take her in now that shes become wild
An animal left on the streets to become
A woman, lost innocence, childhood undone

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 20, 2005

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