She was so young
she was poorly educated
she took drugs and drank far too much
she was so vulnerable
so very pregnant
so terribly scared
so desperately poor…and alone.
She took a step!
She took more drugs
and drunk more booze
and figured to die
she had nothing to lose.
But the baby!
It didn’t die.
She didn’t die.
Did she get help?
Was she given counselling?
Is she now able to breathe a sigh of relief
that someone stepped in for her!
She is in prison.
She is charged with
the attempted murder
of her baby.
Of course she was wrong.
But the law is too strong.
She needed help.
She needs help.
She is a victim too!
©Joe Wilson – I see no compassion… 2014
Colour me brown for the woods I played in as a boy
For the bow and arrows I used for a toy
For the friends and the fun and the unfettered joy.
Colour me beige for my calm and neutral look at life
The nothingness that could have been spread with a knife
The colour I felt before I loved my wife.
Colour me green for the nature that surrounds
For the children we had and their ever happy sounds
For the promise that their future hopes abound.
Colour me cream for your quiet elegant ways
That fill my life with beautiful days
The joy of being in a life-long phase.
Colour me blue for the truth you speak
For the trust you gave when my life was bleak
For the quiet solitude we sometimes seek.
Colour me pink for the true love you give
For the beauty of each and every day that we live
For the small thoughtless sins that you always forgive.
Colour me red for the passion we still feel
For each other a passion that is still very real
For the hearts that we tied with an emotional seal.
Colour me purple for the compassion you hold
For the sensitive spirits that with you unfold
For the judgement and dreams that help me feel bold.
Colour me yellow for the wisdom you set free
For the knowledge I learnt so empowering to see
For the sunshine in your heart saved especially for me.
Colour me all the colours so magnificently
You gave to me life far far less ordinary
You gave me your love and you showed to me…me.
©Joe Wilson – My many coloured life…2014