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poetry by j matthew waters

American Orphan


Alone in the dark
the American orphan
escapes with eyes wide
into never ending amusement.

Traveling without moving
the orphan sails into hyperspace
and past make-believe stars
in search of a twisted Disney World.

With no place to call home
the American orphan
reaches beyond
present day reality
bypassing suffering at home
and half a world away.

february, two thousand twelve
copyright j matthew waters
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4 thoughts on “American Orphan

  1. I wonder how many of us travel (daily) without moving to yonder twisted Disney Worlds ? Great observation and beautifully worded Jdub 🙂

  2. ‘Reading was flawless. Great voice. Interesting journey for us American orphans.

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