Posted by: Karla Stewart Okala | February 9, 2011

Drug Dealer’s Lullaby

I want mom to love me more than she needs to get stoned
Hush little baby, don’t you see
Your mommy’s sold your soul to me
I want her to love me more than she needs
Hush little baby, don’t say a word
Your mommy’s gone, you won’t be heard
I want her to love me more
Hush little baby, don’t you cry
Your mommy’s at home getting high
I want her to love me
Hush little baby, don’t you whine
Your mommy said your body’s mine
I want her to love
Hush little baby, don’t you scream
Here’s a little something, make you feel like a dream
I want her
.
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This poem was written for One Shot Wednesday, hosted by One Stop Poetry at
http://onestoppoetry.com/2011/02/one-shot-wednesday-week-32-hosted-by-moondustwriter-2.html
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Responses

  1. oh dang…heart tight with emotionon this one…great form!

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by All About Abby, LoveAlwaysTheory, MrTeamPoetry, Anabel, Theron Kennedy and others. Theron Kennedy said: RT @karlaokala: My new poem for #oneshotwednesday : Drug Dealer's Lullaby: http://wp.me/p13HT5-22 #poetry #poem @Onestoppoetry […]

  3. shit that’s sad. ought to be a special angel for little babies.

  4. The sweet lullabye form of this work juxtaposed with what you’ve written is chilling, and full of truth. Heartbreaking piece all the more for the way it’s written. Excellent! Thank you so much for sharing. Gay @beachanny

    • Thank you for reading and commenting, Gay. I’m glad to know that the chilling effect came through. That’s the way the story made me feel.

  5. This is teriffic. I like the diminishing line, like an echo fading, and the sinister sing-song lullabye. Spanking good!

    • Thank you, Eric. I appreciate your comments and I’m glad you could hear the fading voice of the speaker!

  6. the lullaby of death

    • and the death of her innocence. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  7. This was like an ice pick. Powerful.

  8. a clever and well written exposé on…sadness

    Peace, hp

  9. Oh excellent! Original and very evocative.


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