A poem by my son Edward, after reading John Boyne’s children’s book The Boy at the Top of the Mountain.
Please do not hurt me, I’m only a child
In this train station all alone
No one to love me,
No one to help me
Everyone is just ignoring me
Making me feel alone
Really in a struggle
Really in a mess
Running to find food and panting breathlessly
As I push through the crowd
Only me sitting there
And only me living there
Trying to find some one to care for me.