What an avenue to take this poem down. Well done for the use of your prompts, I think you have blended then together neatly and so powerfully.
The content of the poem is such a strong subject too, the downloaded child prompt was used so well here. I like how didn't focus on that child though, and instead mentioned their families and the portraits that no longer have this child in them. That was a touching imagery to hold.
I think the five senses works very well in this poem, and the message within, because it is up to us all to use our senses, to see, to hear, to speak up for these "downloaded" children, and to try and make sure there are no more victims.
Wow, this is such a serious, disturbing, real, saddening issue that you have brought to the eye. You pack so much conviction and expose this horror with much truth and emotion about the impact on the victims and families. It makes me wonder what's being done, how the children can recover and feel safe after being used for that, and where else human trafficking is that we may be ignorant to. I think even in the sharing of videos on the internet with inappropriate content, the viewers are realizing that some are children involved but act like it's not bad. Exploitation of the innocent is something that goes against our humanity, our heart, our rights... I just can't imagine how some would accept this or encourage it.
Such a strong message here. That last stanza gave me chills.
Loved this piece. I admire poems that speak volumes with such few words. This was very well penned. I would like to point out though, that I believe it should be written "begging" in the final stanza, with a comma behind sleep... unless I'm reading something wrong! Great write however (:
A very sad, painful, disturbing and destructive issue it is indeed. Within this short write you have brought into focus the pain and emotional turmoil of a family who go through this. Its a pity...no a its a real wicked world what technology and predators can do to innocent lives...moving write.
Congrats on the win!
3 years ago
This piece captures the true horror of the world. Not that the world is only dark, but it shows just the depth of the darkness so many people live through while so many others refuse to acknowledge. There is a simple shock factor to this piece that really makes it jump off the page and leave the audience wondering what they read and reading it over and over again looking for more meaning. It used the prompts seamlessly and made a phenomenal impression. Well written darkness.