Waking Up Scared

April 6, 2009
By Steven Reznyk BRONZE, Weston, Florida
Steven Reznyk BRONZE, Weston, Florida
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Rooster crows
Eyes open
Awake in another states
All ready for work
Wait, fly's open
Zip it up and leave
Walking down the street
My feet
Naked, no shoes
Talking to myself
And humming Blues
All while I receive
Looks dirtier then my clothes themselves
Making me feel like an old toy
Forgot, on a shelf
My job in itself
Dreaming of a world with wealth
With myself
Bare knuckles, no gloves
No love
Just bllod
Sweat and tears
The canvas of my life
So dreary
Working 16 hour shifts
Joints so weary
When will htese blind owners see it clearly
And witness
People can't live like this
Waking up fearing...
Arriving to work on time
But I'm stiil late
Working hard
All for a losy plate
Of cold food none the less
The stress
Builds up in my chest
I rest...
In my head that is
Can't take a break in this business
But my heart is bright
You can't dim this
Waiting for the time
I'll be a winner
No longer winless.

The author's comments:
I hope this will help end underage child labor.

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This article has 9 comments.

DMarchese said...
on Apr. 29 2009 at 9:52 pm
Steven - there is tremendous insight in your poem - very thoughtful! I enjoyed the opportunity to read it!

Deb Marchese (your Mom's friend from NJ)

libbyrocks said...
on Apr. 23 2009 at 11:52 pm
Your poem is cool.

Nana said...
on Apr. 22 2009 at 12:55 pm
Excellent, Steven. I'm glad it had a positive ending.

Cowboy22 said...
on Apr. 21 2009 at 2:02 pm
Great poem. Child labor issues are a dark problem. Hopefully this poem sheds a little light. Congrats Steven!!

LuLuR said...
on Apr. 21 2009 at 11:55 am
This poem is thoughtful,intense, and well-written. While the poet displays real maturity in representing the topic--the dreary and hopeless daily life of a child forced into hard labor-- a youthful hopefulness comes through in the final three lines. Bravo!

Medford-ites said...
on Apr. 21 2009 at 10:51 am
Good stuff, Steven R. Keep writing! We want to see more.

Ines P. said...
on Apr. 21 2009 at 12:02 am
I like it very original and looks like alot of thought was put into this poem . The message was very clear . Good Job ' Steven

muffin said...
on Apr. 20 2009 at 9:47 pm
Amazing! A great poem Steven R.

kadr817 said...
on Apr. 20 2009 at 9:30 pm
other THAN the typos, I think it flows great and is very moving.


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