In the Ghetto

In the Ghetto


In the alley

Late at night

Lays an innocent child.

Crying, hungry, scared.

Mamma tries her best

But life’s not been fair.

Hooked on drugs,

Forced upon her;

She has to give

Up her child.

Crying for

Her past mistakes,

When she wanted

To go to college.

There was no money.

Parents fell into

The trap of poverty.

She tried to earn money;

But he took advantage of her.

“God forgive me of my sins.

I am dying

And I don’t want

My child to see this.

Please let someone

Find him and

Give him a

Home of hope”.


Written by,

Terry Shepherd



Daily Prompt, One Word Prompt

The word for today is Treasure.

There are different thoughts that come to people’s minds when they hear the word treasure. Examples may be;

Money, coming into money, having more than you did a minute ago.

Children’s giggles, to us grandparents, there is definitely a treasure to the ear when we hear a baby giggle.

Others may feel a treasure is inside their home. The collections of trinkets gathered throughout their years.

Maybe getting to go out to a special restaurant with a loved one; brings back a multitude of treasured memories.

To some, the most prized treasure in their life is the Bible; sitting on their nightstand with the purple bookmark, waiting to continue on reading this night.

To some children, I would think getting some soupy rice and a cup of clean water is a treasure.

To many of us, being broke until next pay day, but knowing the bills are paid, is a delectable treasure.

To a teenager, who has worked hard, being handed his own keys to the car he paid for all by himself, is certainly his highest treasure at that point in his life.

To the cancer patient who hears the words, You are now cancer free, has to be about the best and biggest treasure they have ever had, and yet they are holding nothing in their hands.

So, what about you? What does treasure mean to you?