The Loveless Cycle

There once was a sad child named Mike Greene,
He lived in a broken home,
His dad was a deadbeat, abusive and obscene,
And his mom made him feel all alone.

One day little Mike came home from school,
To show his Dad what he made,
But his dad didn’t care, he was drunk as a fool,
And for bothering him, Mike paid.

Little Mike became sadder and sadder,
For his Mom didn’t care and his Dad abused him,
His actions in school got badder and badder,
And everything just confused him.

Growing up without love, Mike was filled with fear,
And as he grew up, his classmates felt it,
Mike was mean to the kids but no one would hear,
That Mike could not have helped it.

When surrounded with hate, you are hateful yourself,
Anybody could see this with Mike,
But he became an outcast and never got help,
And drugs began tearing his life.

Then Mike dropped out of tenth grade,
For he hated school worse than his Father,
But it would have been no better if he stayed,
Would someone help him? No one would bother.

Mike worked a nine-to-five in fast food,
And he met a girl with the same situation,
He always was rude, but she was used to it, too,
And she “loved” him without contemplation.

She soon became pregnant and had their first child,
He was born in an old mobile home,
And surely that child would be just as wild,
And like Mike, would feel all alone.

Mike found out his girlfriend had an affair,
And he went into a mad fit of rage,
She tried to explain, but Mike didn’t care,
And his girlfriend quickly was slayed.

Mike thought no one would find out,
But the police quickly arrived,
Mike was sent off to prison no doubt,
But the little child survived.

But what will become of this child?
Could he possibly rise above?
The answer is no, the chances are mild,
For he too will grow up without love.





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BledRedLov said...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 11:15 pm
Very good.   Hits in the right spot.   I know what you went through
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm
Thanks!! :D This poem is not actual based on a personal experience, however, I have seen many kids torn apart by this vicious "cycle", so I thought I should write about it. 
 
SallyJo said...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm
OMG this is soo good! but is really sad too..
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm
Thanks!! :D Yeah, sorry about it being so depressing, I will try to write a cheerier one in the future XD
 
SuperWhoLockianThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 10:10 pm
Near the end it was a bit choppy but over all I really liked it :) Keep up the good work. 
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm
Thanks for the feedback!! :D
 
Lassie said...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 9:56 pm
I like it. There were a few iffy word choices, but you know, creative license and all that. Other than the use of the word 'badder,' it was grammatically correct, and you know, creative license. I liked it. Sad, but you know, ringing of truth. Aw, I made myself sad.
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm
Thanks! Yeah, I thought about that, the word choice "badder", I was trying to contrast a cheery, even childish tone and rhyme scheme with a very dark subject to create some irony. Thanks for the feedback! :D
 
charles44 said...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 4:03 pm
that is good but depressing
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Yeah, I've heard that a lot XD Thanks for the feedback! :D
 
HunterHayes said...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm
i really like this poem. you wrote about a good subject...it deserves more than a 5.
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 11:32 pm
Thanks so much!! :D
 
AnnieIsOkay said...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Awesome! It was very emotional and... just great! Hopefully it'll make teens think twice, and then again, -and again- about family values and responsability =)
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm
Thank you so much!! :D
 
LyinheartThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm
The poem in itself is beautiful. I can visualize this "mike". I hate how its so depressing though, maybe on the last paragraph give us a little hope for a future? but over all well done!
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Yeah, I've heard that a lot, that I made it too hopeless and depressing XD I will make a more hopeful poem in the future though :D Thanks for the feedback!
 
lilredd7 said...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 9:04 pm
lovely sad and real  
 
Ms.PeytonLovesHP said...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm
Really well drafted and realistic.... but super depressing. That;s okay though, not everything is happy.
 
RokkoZee replied...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm
Thanks! Yeah, I'm sorry it was so depressing XD
 
Lenora W. said...
Sept. 17, 2013 at 8:25 am
Very well written. Good job. BUT there's no hope in there at all. Now, I know that not all sories have happy endings, but still. My mom grew up in an abusive home, but she is one of the gentless women you can know.
 
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