Obsession

**Found picture on Internet**
I am a passing shadow
seen from the corner of your eye
ignored.
You pretend not to see me
when I am standing in front of you.
Loving you
dreading you
wishing that you would hold me tight.
I feel you
do you feel me?
Loving
reaching
hating
leaving
cannot let go
do not deny…..
Nothing can batter
nothing can bruise
only arms twined
lips touching
hearts beating
love so true.
I can see it why can’t you?

Forgotten

**The above picture is mine taken at Matlock Beach Manitoba last summer**
I wander through streets
littered with debris.
I see children with hollow eyes
scavaging in the gutters.
I see women who have given up hope
who must use their bodies
solely so they can feed their children.
Those same children I watched
catch and kill a rat,
than cook it over an open flame.
I see men
so disillusioned with the world
that the smell of alcohol
seeps from their very pores
as they self-medicate.
Pride has been stripped from the people
dignity has been unraveled
in place a pious disregard
by others in the human race.
©Jay-lyn Doerksen