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The little brown boy plays in the mud

no favorite toy, no truck to push.

No one to tech him right from good

or bad from loss.

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A little brown girl plays climbing trees

the pretty white doll next door, only

the imagination to play with. No

one talks to her except to say don't.

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The little white boy plays on the porch

rain keeps his cut-off jeans dry. No

new games to play, no one around

to mentor or tickle, joke with

or direct.

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A little white girl looks out the window

wishing for a star or a fairy godmother.

Mom is drinking heavily, the floors

are dirty, no cooking lessons or dress

up day. No example to follow at home

ever.

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allets

08-21-19

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

Tendency is to think this scenario does not exists for everyone world-wide. Large numbers of children worldwide play with sticks and bottles not owning a cell pone or computer that has replaced a new doll and toy truck, unloved, uncared for even though mother and father are with them.

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