Art from the
heart of the Cross.

2019 exhibition by the artists of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

Art from the
heart of the Cross.

2019 exhibition by the artists of the
Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre.

93.
The Forgotten Son
Phillip
Poem

He stole off his mother when he was young
day he became the forgotten son
the drugs he took made him ill.

Please forgive me
say you will
please tell me that you love me still.

He never got to know his father
he’s reminded most days
they were just like one another.

One day he took off to have some fun
to this day he’s still on the run.

Say you love me
say you will
tell me that you love me still.

He looked up to his older brother
they were very close to each other.

Drafted into the Vietnam war
the last time he saw him as he walked out the door.
killed from a bullet from a sniper’s gun
his brother became the unfortunate son.

Please come home
promise you will
please tell me that you love me still.

Now he’s old
his hair’s gone grey
doesn’t go out much
he’s got nothing to say.

Thinks to himself how it all began
the day he became the forgotten son.

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