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Stuck in Traffick (Save Me Now)

July 3, 2013
By SoulPoetry PLATINUM, Sierra Madre, California
SoulPoetry PLATINUM, Sierra Madre, California
29 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I will work harder" (animal farm boxer the horse)

I live a blind lie.
Funny shaped clouds in the sky
And sunny days when I can't feel pain
Are artificial promises made with dark intents.
When I thought my life was progressing,
A shroud of heartbreak and regret covers me in the endless nights.
This life is a prison!
I'm watched twenty-four seven
With no hope of finding an oasis.
I need a rescuer to come and take me away from all of this.
A life of being treated like dirt
And as the days go by i lose my worth.
I'm practically a slave in this fast-growing trade.
My heart has grown cold
Along with the last shard of innocence.
I have no family to call my own
Yet i am forced to call a stranger my father-
Only to be sold off like cheap merchandise.
Though i hate what i am,
This is my only option.
People might judge but they don't understand true misery.
My free will and identity is beaten right out of me.
The images seen through my eyes are horrifyingly unholy and inhumane.
Torture and blood are part of the routine
While dreams are foreign.
Please if anyone is out there...
I'm just like you but I'm not
For I am a victim of human trafficking.

The author's comments:
Here are some facts about human trafficking
Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.
Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking)
There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today

I wrote this poem from the perspective of a child in this horrible position. I hope that you can open your hearts as you read this poem.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jul. 20 2013 at 6:44 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Alex, this is one of your most brilliant works! This is such a serious topic and to be honest I don't think that people know enough about human trafficking nor do they know about many other world problems. That's why it's important for us writers to get things like this out there. So, first thing, the title is brilliant! If people aren't paying attention they won't see the difference in spelling of 'traffic' and 'traffick' so they won't except the poem to be about this. I love the information you give in the author's comment, it reminds me of what I did in my poem 'Only God Knows Why'. I think you did a great job with the emotion and the innocence of it being told by a child. Bravo!

Kindle GOLD said...
on Jul. 18 2013 at 1:17 pm
Kindle GOLD, Sudbury, Other
11 articles 0 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it." -Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense." - Robert Frost

... :'(