A Heavier Load

by Oneal Walters

        Approaching darkness.
5:00pm, the end of November.
I see 2 walking towards us.
        Approaching darkness.
We stopped, original 2
Met the approaching two.
        A twig breaks.
We exchange our greetings,
Fists knock fists. To me,
He nods his way through.
        A leaf drys.
He, acting suspicious, stared away
Talked with the others and then left.
I understood what was going on
But why was it going on.
        A leaf falls.
The truth taps its way in,
Hours later, another friend
Online, drops a line
To what was going on.
        A branch breaks.
He, feeling like an adult, 16,
Was asking for a place to stay
Because his parents told him
To come home after school.
He's crazy.

Message: Should a child leave the dwelling
of their parent's home? In this case,
no because the child is going to a friend's
place to stay and this will create a heavier
load for that child. And if that child cannot
bear the load then that child will collapse.

Details. Message. Harmony

A Heavier Load by Oneal Walters

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