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Sad reflection

by joanie 

Posted: 19 April 2004
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He gave joy
to all children
with pockets of sweeties,
magical fingers,
a seat on his lap

He caused squeals
of hysterics -
they fell through his knees
their noses nipped off -
a dose of chin-broth

They all loved
Uncle Joe with
his stories to tell;
The Magic Penny
or choose your own subject

That was then.

Before the world discovered paedophiles.

Now Uncle Joe,
Midget Gems in his pocket,
tricks in his fingers
and love in his heart
is just a dirty old man

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roovacrag at 22:31 on 19 April 2004  Report this post
this got to me.
I know a lot of people who love watching kids play.

Now they can't,just in case they will think a pervert.
Sad those who do love kids should be classed with others.
xx Alice

joanie at 22:36 on 19 April 2004  Report this post
Thanks, Alice - a quick response! I know, it's very sad, isn't it?

joanie at 23:39 on 19 April 2004  Report this post
Oh, sorry! I have to say it again........... it is so VERY, VERY sad.

Fearless at 16:00 on 20 April 2004  Report this post
This is sad Joanie. We always talk about the death of innocence in relation to children, but it's the same for adults too.


joanie at 17:59 on 20 April 2004  Report this post
Thanks, fearless.

poemsgalore at 18:15 on 22 April 2004  Report this post
A very sad reflection on today's society, it takes all the joy from life. Very well expressed Joanie

joanie at 20:50 on 22 April 2004  Report this post
Poemsgalore - thank you for your response.

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