no love no care

Inspired by a true story…

He needed help

He was too pained to cry out for help

A pool of blood

He laid in

His blood

Bruised skin

Broken legs

Torn laps

Damaged bike

They watched

All stood in horror




They took out their phones

He groaned as the camera flash hit his eyes

He couldn’t speak the words in his heart

His tongue was swollen

He needed help

They didn’t move to help

They took more photos

They talked about the scene before them

Weighing and judging

Playing God

Not offering any form of help

He really didn’t want to die

At least not this way

They stood there

Busy with their smartphones

One moved to help


Little little lad

An elderly lady stopped the little lad

She yelled at him

The little lad cried

He really didn’t want to die this way

He was losing blood

His heart was beating so fast

His skin was torn

His legs…he couldn’t move

His eyes began to close

And then he heard the siren

It brought him no relief

He was too tired to care

So many hands to help

But no love no care

No one wanted their hands soiled

They chose their gadgets over his life

                                                                                  He couldn’t care any less

The siren brought him no joy

But he wanted to live

So he struggled to keep his eyes open

By Sylvia Chika


© SylviaChika 2015


3 thoughts on “NO LOVE NO CARE

  1. The misplaced priorities in today’s world is disheartening.

    I just recently learned that a word has been coined for this attachment to mobile phones and the ‘insta-life’ Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.


    • It’s very sad that so many people value their gadgets and social media more than the lives of others. This poem was inspired by a true story…a friend’s experience. I do hope things get better. Thanks for the comment. Glad you like it.

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