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A peom which i sent to caranua to place on their website

There we were 1st day,
Nervous, excited tears aplenty,
Innocent and oblivous,
As to what lay ahead,
Not for long though,
Suddenly friendlyness took on a darker shape,
At first surely just a bad dream,
But then innocense departs,
Welcome to a new place,
Lies behind friendly faces,
Strange wants and desires,
Where the bad gunky flows aplenty behind the masks,
So now a new person emerges,
Thinking, reading the ground and the plays like a pro,
Childish thoughts now just a distant echo,
Retreating to the basement,
Wary of the footfalls outside,
It will never happen again they said,
Come be embraced by the state,
Redress is at hand,
Again we watched,
Wanting to belive,
Wanting it to be over,
Again they fooled us,
Some breadcrumbs and some promises,
Was all it took to shut our mouths,
With the breadcrumbs gone and the promises long forgotten,
Once more to the breach dear friends,
A few more crumbs,
But somehow a line gets crossed,
The new world is unveiled,
And there after all these years,
The clothes, the face have all changed,
But there is no doubth,
The bad gunky has returned.
Only this time its the bad gunky who is fearful,
Knowing it over played its hand,
It under estimated inits caclulations,
It forgot that i always fought to the very end,

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Comment by Maureen sullivan on May 2, 2016 at 23:00
Great poem well put togeather
Comment by John Thompson on April 25, 2017 at 9:57

These lines bring forth all the full spectrum of emotions. Thank you for giving me the word "Gunky", one I have never heard before, that can be used in a million places.

Comment by micheal on April 25, 2017 at 11:21
Caranua still won't put it on their website Stephen King takes the credit for the term bad gunky in the book liseys story, in the book two boys are badly abused by their father an abuse that relates to their father's current mental mood ie dark mood = abuse time, the boys referred to this as bad gunky, always struck me as so apt,
Comment by jack colleton on April 25, 2017 at 13:02

Where the bad gunky flows aplenty behind the masks  = Medical?

Comment by jack colleton on April 25, 2017 at 13:06

Memories:  -

Sights

Sounds

Smells

Tastes

Comment by micheal on April 25, 2017 at 13:10
I suppose its any Mask an evil person wear's to hide their true purpose but once your exposed to that evil you can see behind the mask every time no matter who is wearing it, its a mask worn by many.
Comment by jack colleton on April 25, 2017 at 13:46

Yes Indeed Michael.

Comment by Melissa on May 2, 2017 at 22:00
Wow. That's an amazing piece Dad so proud of you well done x
Comment by micheal on May 4, 2017 at 9:35
Thanks Milly x

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