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Howard The Motivational Poet Simon

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Who Locked The Boys Out? Comments

Rating: 5.0
Once I saw some boys
Outside a gate
They had come to school
But they were very late

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Howard The Motivational Poet Simon
COMMENTS
Rose Marie Juan-austin 24 September 2018
Imposition of penalties sometimes severe will lead them to be hardened criminals. Punishment in some cases will bring demoralization. Reformation must be undertaken instead to give them a better tomorrow. Very well written and on to my Poem List.10++++
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 24 September 2018
A powerful write on a very important social issue. The youth are the hope of our land. They should be well taken cared of and nurtured. They shall be afforded with opportunities necessary for their development both physically and mentally and in some cases morally.
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Khairul Ahsan 22 May 2018
An excellent poem that shows your empathy for 'the boys locked out'. I loved to read all the comments put before mine, and appreciate many of those that clearly came from thoughtful minds. The poem poses a question that needs to be addressed squarely, by all the stake holders of the society. Rated maximum,10/10.
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Bharati Nayak 24 February 2018
) Punishment is not the remedy for an errant child.Rather we should look into the factors that are responsible for his behavior.While poverty, lack of education, unemployment, disturbed family, unhealthy social atmosphere are some of the factors that waylay a child to go on a wrong path.Politicians, state administrators, educationists, psychologists should make combined effort to solve the problem.
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Bharati Nayak 24 February 2018
Who locked the boys out? It is really a serious social issue that must be addressed urgently by going into the root of the problem.Children are the future of the world.They should get proper education, love and care to flourish.(contd)
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Richard Wlodarski 29 July 2017
Howard, I love all of your poetry. But the poems that I've read were different from this one. This one moves away from your theme of positivity to social commentary. And just like with your other poems, your brilliance shines. All the right words and images are there. The repetition of Who locked the boys out is both brilliant and stunning. It leaves the reader with a permanent imprint. This poem would make a great song. An even more permanent imprint would be made. Congratulations on a truly excellent poem! ! !
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Too many boys all around the world Are on the outside looking in Reaping the harvest Of their fathers sin Some are tying to get in But their chances seem so slim So I ask with a serious, solemn shout Who locked the boys out? Beautiful verse and nice theme covering the social problem as a whole. Liked the repetition who...out.10 for such a poem of topic.Subhas
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Nosheen Irfan 01 February 2016
What a well-crafted poem. Who locked the boys out...this question is far more significant than the reader might think at first read. That's the tragedy of this world..it's heart-rending to see people going the wrong way. There are many factors that are responsible for it..from our own attitude to the apathy of society. Whatever, you have posed a serious question that deserves to be answered.
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Hazel Durham 21 June 2015
Great wisdom in this superb write everybody deserves a chance in this life!
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Lyn Paul 29 May 2015
Wow, I have revisited these words. Just brilliant.
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Patricia Grantham 03 April 2015
A superbly written poem. These boy that were locked out may have been unruly, untrained or suffering some kind of disturbance. Yet there is hope for them somewhere.
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* Sunprincess * 23 December 2014
........if only the boys meant the world to their fathers....then their life could be very different......great write, awesome poem..
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Lyn Paul 19 July 2014
Excellent Words and one too save. Fortunately there is great support out there for our youth yet not all like to accept this. Thank You Howard
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Jessica Lockhart 02 January 2014
Thank you for writing. I love your poems
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Susan Lacovara 27 December 2013
Very topical write... it is despairing and disturbing, that so many are indeed locked out, unaware that there are doors of opportunity, to be opened...sadly, they are often left on the outside, looking in, be it by their own poor choice, or through no fault if their own, save circumstance...who, indeed, holds the key to change their destiny? Amazing poem! PEACE
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Mohammed Albalushi 09 January 2011
Yes, Who locked the boys out? very interesting poem
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Elena Sandu 29 June 2010
An interesting poem, at first I just smiled, thought of kids wanting to be original not keen to follow rules wich sometimes can lead to greatness.. but as continues becomes serious and sad, trully sad..I could cry for those boys..10
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Anjali Sinha 22 June 2010
Howard-I like the sing song style of your poem the lyrics are great-maybe we can sing it together.. now you tell me -Who locked the Boys Out? ...10 anjali
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Chantal Gumbs 04 April 2010
Sometimes we really have to ask ourselves 'Who Locked the Boys Out'? ? I like the way you brought it across, clever yet powerful! ! Another one of my faves! !
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Miranda Will 08 March 2010
It has a nice ring to it. ~Randi Williamson
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