Sandbox Of Time

“Life… is like a sandbox, in it we build forts and

And spend glorious times together, it is the world
Outside that box that gives me trouble

Rabih Alameddine

April is Child Abuse Awareness

Many children are challenged with neglect and abuse,
whether it is a single parent left to raise a child
alone, overwhelmed with duties, often leaving
children to fend for themselves. Maybe some are left
with no parents at all, a father suddenly leaves, the child
wondering why…

We had such a good time
Playing and laughing
Building sand castles
With kings and queens
Soldiers and trumpets
And every imaginable thing
One day running out to
Play, no one was there
Where had he gone?
Something must have
Happened, she doesn’t know
She was sure it was her
Now she has no playmate
As the days go slowly by
Suddenly her bucket is
Too heavy and the shovel
Full of holes
Sand sifts through her
Fingers, looking for her
Father who left long ago

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