Patricia Kelley

Rookie - 36 Points (March 11 1957 / Oklahoma)

Oklahoma's Forgotten Children - Poem by Patricia Kelley

Drugs are causing a rippling effect.
Some children that their mothers' used drugs when pregnant, are born, with a brain defect.
They're put on psychotropic drugs to control their burst of anger, mood swings, depression, anxiety, personality disorders.
They're mostly diagnosed with ODD oppositional defiant disorder, refusing to take orders.
We see beautiful children in Oklahoma thrown away.
I pray for these children every day.
There needs to be some kind of way.
That we can stop, the drug trafficking in Oklahoma.
I don't know what else to say.
The drugs in Oklahoma are worse than carcinoma.
Society as no place for these drug affected, forgotten children.
First they're thrown into the foster care system.
By blind wisdom!
Then, the foster parents reach reality that they can't handle these forgotten children.
Then, they're destined to spend their days and lives in hospitals and institutions.
Can we not make the parents feel their own wrath with, steeper laws of prosecutions?
Women that take illegal drugs while pregnant should be prosecuted.
If not executed!
They're killing their own children, and the laws are letting them walk away with only feeling their own persecution.
There is no absolution.
We need to find or reach some kind of solution for Oklahoma's forgotten children.

I can only think that God's heart is broken for the forgotten children.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is about drug affected children a product of mothers taking drugs while pregnant

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, February 4, 2013

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