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2020/12/05 ~ America's Unheard Million

Cheyenne Seaman 2003 (Philadelphia)



Dashed upon the rocks,
drowning far from sea,
America's unheard million
make their silent plea.

A needle's in his arm.
He's shooting up another line.
Just to escape the pain,
he's always living for another high.

Turned away from door to door,
now livin' in the streets;
Kicked out from her home,
there goes another pregnant teen.

He's fighting day-to-day
against abusive guardians.
Hiding back in the dark
is America's unheard million.

She's got a bottle in her hand,
another in the other.
She's got bright red lipstick on,
being sold out by someone's brother.

Bloodied fists, blackened eyes,
their making street-friend ties.
America's unheard million
are just barely scraping by.

Cardboard boxes turned into homes,
darkened nights and feeling alone;
America's unheard million speak out,
their words chillin' to the bone.

Torrential rains, blizzard snow;
searching for help wherever they go.
The unheard million are searching
for warmth and love to know.
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Cheyenne Seaman

Born in PA in 2003. Raised in NC. Heading to college to study Pre-Law and psychology to become a lawyer. Love to read. Poet & Story Writer. Carpenter, Tutor, Babysitter, Sister, Daughter. more…

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