The Children Aren't PlayingThe Children Aren't Playing6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I found God today
He was sitting on a park bench watching as no children play
On this bright and cheery day.
Asking, Where are they?
I was having mixed emotions; a conflict of what to say
Cant you hear the people when they pray?
Its far too dangerous and too easy to stray.
This world is crumbling down, I told Him
Traffickers want to sell them
Kidnappers want to steal them
Murderers want to slay them
Parents some of them have gone evil
Teachers some of them have gone evil
Priests some of them have gone evil
Wheres the escape?
Walking down the street a little boy gets taken
By a crime he was never taught exists.
They take him and they break him
Use him and abuse him
He gets stuck in this dark abyss
Sitting in her bedroom a little girl gets taken
By a face she was taught to love
He takes her and he breaks her
Use her and abuse her
She is told its something she should never speak of
Trapped and trapped again. Over and