Saturday, 1 August 2009


Alone bewildered scared
A little boy lost
That’s how I arrived
Taken from school
‘For my own good’

Driven by car
By a faceless social worker
Whose name I long forget
Through unknown lanes
Enveloped in loneliness

All too soon
There you stood
In your granite majesty
Your imposing stature
Too much for my young mind
To take in

Your cold exterior
Matched only by your sterile insides
You should have been my haven
But all that you did
Was extinguish my spirit
And stifle my cries

© Allan Shepherd 2009-08-01

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry for what Jersey has accepted. How can "they" hold their heads up with what they let happen, both past and present x

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