Today’s poem is “secret children” from my upcoming book Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within.
This is a previously unpublished poem that I wrote in September 1991. The next poem I wrote (“shadow world monsters”), also included in Scapegoat’s Cross, came to me over a year later in October 1992. I wouldn’t write another until August 2008, nearly sixteen years later.
For more poetry on video, visit my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/rickbeldenpoet.
Update (06/11/11): Exciting news! My video poem “secret children” is now featured on the “Survivors Speaking Out” page on the MaleSurvivor website at http://www.malesurvivor.org/speaking-out.html.
Poetry on video: “secret children” by Rick Belden, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.