Orphan Nation

The rules are draconian.   
The system is arcane.
The people
They are broken in their needs,
their envey and jealousy.
For the child, begins a lifetime of pain.

Desire fuels the process.
Some for the freedom, never guaranteed to them.
Some for the money, by the destruction of familial connections.
Others for the child that is not their own.
All the child want is to be in their original home.

Such is the Orphan Nation.
And to those who've been adopted.
Adults say to them, "Congratulations"
Like they won a prize.
It was more than just a surprise!
Abandoned on one side.
Grabbed up and paid for on the other.
A child's life and history sundered.
Beneath the rootless tree, deep under.

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