Posted by: Ron DuBour | June 12, 2014

LOST~by rldubour




A little boy just standing there
this question I did ask.
As he looked up and scratched his head
I thought, “This is my task.”

I then went to the next step.
And asked what was his name.
Again he looked, but did not speak
just scratched his head the same.

I found him on a street corner
the sun was going down.
My duty was to keep him safe,
Not good this part of town!

Still as quiet as can be.
He had never spoke a word.
He stared at me then rubbed his eyes
and blinked like they were blurred.

I said to him where do you live?
Again there’s no reply.
I am getting nowhere, so
asked Youth Aid to stop by.

I waited there till they showed up,
then I was on my way.
Now I was sure that he was safe
I finished out my day.


When I was ready to go home
I thought about that boy.
So Youth Aid once again I called
for news I would enjoy.

They told me that the boy was deaf
he could not even talk.
These words were on the black-board
No name… in yellow chalk.


I could not help but think about
this boy and how he came.
Why was he left on that corner?
What was this young boy’s name?


With no missing child report but
Youth Aid did their best.
No other choice they had that day,
but to call D.Y.S.
Off to a special holding place
where he would have good care.
Eventually went to a home,
more kids just like him there.


Now when I think about this boy,
Whose life was far from glossed.
And I get a different meaning for
this little word called…. LOST.


  1. Beautiful and touching

  2. Ron, I have a poem of the same name, except my title has two exclamation points.

    • thanks, if you want to send it to me and I will post it here!

      • I deleted that one while i was deleting things so i would have more free space in my hard drive. I’ll send you another one. It’s a little longer, but it still has that “changed” message. It’s named Altered Thinking.

      • thank YOU, will read and post here if you don’t mind?

      • NOT AT ALL.

      • It’s not up right know because i’m writing a new one

      • not a problem whenever you are ready

      • I have two sites you can choose from. amrapoetry1.wordpress has more poems to choose from, and amrapoetry is the original, so you can see my thoughts about changing faiths.

      • you can send it to my email if you wish,

  3. I’ll write a copy later tonight, so you can read it.

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