Jake Has Nowhere To Go

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
He was last seen slowly walking away into the rain of a dark night

Submitted: October 24, 2013

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Submitted: October 24, 2013




Jake Has Nowhere To Go


By Elton Camp


When he was a bouncing baby boy

Jake was his parents’ pride and joy


Childhood was what it should be

Playful, happy and of worry free


He followed advice to stay in school

To avoid a life disappointing and cruel


Employment came as a matter of course

His life promised to be free of remorse


Marriage and children came along too

Jake’s fondest dreams all came true


How it all changed, he hardly knew

With happiness, Jake was through


His lifelong employer shut down

At his age, no job was to be found


His resentful wife abandoned Jake too

With him, his children were through


Homelessly living on the street

Jake was forced to accept defeat


He trudged into a dark downpour

And sadly never seen anymore


© Copyright 2017 Elton Camp. All rights reserved.

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