Helena Alvarez

Isolated Child - Poem by Helena Alvarez

Bow your heads in silence
For one you never cared for
One you never Loved
One you neglected
One who did not exist
But when she was gone you saw her
Not the real her
You just saw that blank expression
You never saw the scars
Never understood
Or that is
You never tried
Did you care?
Do you care now?
Now that she’s gone?
Maybe if you weren’t ignorant
And paid attention to her
Talked to her
Try to help her
She’ll be here this minute
But what happened to her
Wasn’t her fault
It was yours
And now you have to live
With the pain and guilt
That she had to once
Because she was never good enough

Comments about Isolated Child by Helena Alvarez

  • Wandering Scarlet (4/17/2008 5:29:00 PM)

    wow nice poem, very interesting how, one may sometimes only be recognised when they are gone, goes to show how shalow society can be

    btw on one of the last lines i advise you switch the words guilt and pain around...i think it will sound better ;)
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  • (4/15/2008 7:14:00 PM)

    Helena, a very touching write..

    for each fallen soldier that can not be replaced, will not be forgotten but remembered.....we learn from what we see, and fight on with courage..

    Thanks for sharing

    all the best
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  • Aisha Love (4/15/2008 7:10:00 PM)

    this poem isn't beautiful but at the same time it is because it doesnt speak of fantasies it speaks of real life (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2008 7:10:00 PM)

    This is a poem with a mission - well done - Helena, the message hits home when one reads this. voted. (Report) Reply

  • (4/15/2008 7:08:00 PM)

    nice, deep. i see you have a talent. read mine. i am 15 now, but i wrote all my poems aged 13. i have only 1 posted so far, days of the past. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 17, 2008

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