No-one Was A Winner

 

Crying when you entered

Crying when you die

People shocked, they  questioned

Why so early?  Why?

 

People didn't reach out

Too wrapped up with their life

To notice you in trouble

To notice you in strife

 

The scourge of heroin took you

Others 'round were blind

Too wrapped up in their selfishness

To reach out, and be kind

 

So no-one was a winner

You cried "I'm here!" at birth

But all around cried at your death

'Cause no-one cared your worth

 

Don Matthews. May 22. 2019

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Dorothy Webb

Wed 22nd May 2019 18:21

"People didn't reach out
too wrapped up with their life"

There are other 'key' lines, but for me, these stand out.
There is an uncomfortable truth to this poem.

Little courtesies and thoughtful acts add up to a much kinder world but rudness seems to be fashionable ow

Dorothy

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