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The Innocents, Co-Writer Ron Dragano
ST (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

The Innocents, Co-Writer Ron Dragano

Poem By Scarlett Treat

Did you forget me in the woods,
left with empties in a green trash can
with the screen on top?

Did you dropp me off on your way to work,
or lose the map of my geography,
or run out of gas on a one-way street?

Did you bury me?
Tell me it wasn't in a dumpster
that you put me in the ground,
where the worms will love me.

Did I challange you
more than you were able to stand
when the complications of your life
followed you home at night?

Was I a life not meant to be?
Did I ever have a chance
to survive your heartache
or your loneliness because he left?

I was the innocent one,
yet I paid full price
for the mistakes made
when you loved so innocently.

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Comments (21)

Enjoyed this insightful piece. It really made me think. Lovely work both of you.
Thanks for pointing me at this Scarlett....it is a Treat....: O) ...well done by the two of you...a great read
Oh, here I go with my two cents worth, I figured you for the last two stanzas for sure and was uncertain about the others, I feel you both did a superb job here on this marvelous write. I felt the poem was about a lost child, one that was not allowed to come into this world and if they made it through it was for an extremely short time. Now this child not allowed to live on this earth lives in spirit
Thanks for the pointer here Scarlett. This is a powerful piece of work. Yes, I think I can answer your question but I won't... because the whole poem is excellent. Both contributions are top drawer, and the theme is brilliant - well chosen for a joint effort. The sense of desolation/abandonment and worse is palpable. Great writing, great content and great collaborative poem. Take a bow Ron and Scarlett. Where the hell is he just now? Time he was giving us another one! xx jim
I say: Miss Scarlett in the last three stranzas with her word processor.