Through The Eyes Of A Child

I never had the chance to be,

The way a child should be,

Running through the school yard,

With a heart so young and free.


Instead I sat so quietly,

No-one could understand,

Why I held my head so sadly,

While they danced round hand in hand.


I never wore the frilly frocks,

The other girls did wear,

But I loved the satin ribbon,

Momma tied up in my hair.


They begged for me to join their games,

As they looked at me confused,

They walked away so sadly,

When I repeatedly refused.


One day the wind did change its path,

Through the tall gum trees green and vast,

The girls that once did love me,

Silently went past.


And even when the wind was gone,

As Winter passed away,

I sat there in seclusion,

As not one eye did look my way.


I tried to hide the tears,

That splashed upon my cheeks,

I could not let them see the truth,

That I was painfully weak.


As cruel words stung my spirit,

Even then I could not speak,

Instead I turned and walked away,

"The Grade Two Blue-eyed Freak ".


And when the school bell broke at three,

Elation filled the air,

I would look unto the wired fence,

And hope that Dad weren't there.


For when I saw my Mommas face,

My little legs did race,

While my Momma stood there rigidly,

With a deep frown upon her face.


I made my Momma angry,

For most everything I did,

It seemed she failed to realize,

I was just a little kid.


So I kept my secrets deep inside,

For I did not want her mad,

To tell her "Daddy hurts me",

How could I say that bout my Dad?.


At night while holding Teddy,

I would kneel beside me bed,

"God what I really want for Xmas,

Is for you to send me a best friend".


Then Spring turned into Summer,

As all inside did break,

I punched a boy with all my might,

And smacked him in the face.


The boy had killed my Teddy,

He ripped him right in two,

The only friend I ever had,

It ripped my heart right through.


Something changed inside me,

From that very day,

With a resentment for my parents,

And an inability to pray.


A woman now I have become,

Who now has found her voice ,

To speak of the horrendous crimes,

Where children have no choice.


I whisper to my God,

With tears down my face,

"Have mercy on our children,

For our future human race".


Please understand this is a horrendous crime, child abuse is not acceptable, not human, not your fault in anyway or form. Do not be afraid to speak out. Dedicated to all the dear victims who have been affected by this kind of abuse. Remember there is hope, there is love, there is healing, always.!! May the sunlight once again begin to shine in your life. You are beautiful.

© Debbie Murray 2009.

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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Deb, this is beautiful...so simply told but so moving!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Loved it, BP. Had I been there, I would've punched someone in the face for you (if that's what you want). I'm not a violent person, but if it meant protecting someone I truly care for, I'd make an exception. Thank you for sharing this poem with me.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Oh Deb - so heartbreaking - what's wonderful is that you still have a heart overflowing with love. (((hugs)))


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi Feline thanks so much, for being one of the first to come and read. Glad you liked it. xo

Hi Dohn oh you truly are a gem. Thanks a million for your beautiful comments I really do appreciate them, xo


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww Shalini thanks sooo much I guess it is like that song, "This little heart of mine, I'm going to let it shine". I just love that song it gets me every-time. This world goes so fast, whatever happens to us, I suppose we put that side away as the bad, and determined to make the next bit of it as great as we can be...(hugs)


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

So powerful and vivid, Blondepoet. Thanks so much for writing it.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

And thank-you so much Tom for coming great to see you as always (hugs)


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

Such a moving hub. There is nothing more beautiful than a child’s innocence. I hope you have gotten to know your inner child. Held her. She must be a bute. Shine on BP, shine on.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh thanks Paper Moon I totally agree, kids are just so darn beautiful, especially at that real early age where they just believe in fairytales, Santa, ohh they are gorgeous. Thanks so much. Must pop over there and see if your shop is open yet lol. (hugs)


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

BP this was incredible. Your poetry rocks and it makes me sad to know what u have been through. Thanks for standing up for our kids.

dori


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quicksand 7 years ago

How! Blondpoetess, you write plenty good. You deserve heap big award. How!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi Fortunerep I am thrilled you came and had a squizz, I have to stipulate though this is half me putting myself into this child from my own experiences which I shared here in my own video http://hubpages.com/hub/Raped-But-Living. It just clicked to me that this may be what some people are thinking. Yes I had a very sad childhood, and with the rape, anorexia, suicide, it was truly a nightmare.

It is a pleasure to stand up for the kids, I wish I could have like 50 adopted kids, but I don't think with the way I have all these mishaps all the time I would be a real bonus for the kids.I do entertain them though and make them laugh, and when they laugh, I love double, just a big kid myself (hugs)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

How QS you little spunk!! I thank you from BP's huge heart, we share wig-wam later ya??? What country are you from QS, can you get U Tube there? If you can you too must watch my life story on http://hubpages.com/relationships/Raped-But-Living that I made,it is pretty inspiring. (Well I would love to think)


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Beautiful.

Children are pure, and know nothing but what they desire and what desires them.

Innocence is forever, when one can obtain a static-free existence. ;)


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

Immaculate poem about a terrible injustice. I loved it.


isis_dreams2002 7 years ago

blonde you have hit right on the nail the pain you say is so true, but the hearts beat free now but still hold the pain in a small pocket in the heart , but we live free and do what we want to now, so streatch your wings and fly going higher and higher. well done


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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

Why is this so sad, yet so true???


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

So very true Ixxy, they live in this brightly coloured world, yes their innocence is like pure gold :) xo

Oh thanks so much Wesley that means a lot to me. Have a great day!!!

Yes that is so true as although we can move forward, and heal from so many things, there is always that memory inside. xox

Oh UH, thank heavens there is fantastic moments in our lives to help dry up all the sad ones xoxo


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AgingtoPerfection 7 years ago

Awesome as always. You have such a way with words and this poem is every much needed to awaken many to the deep need for a child's security and love.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much ATP, your support has been so wonderful. I watch this little video, with tears in my eyes, as I think of the inhumane monsters that hurt so many of these little angels, that are so defenceless, so vunerable. I just become overcome by such deep sadness. It is the worst crime imaginable. :) :)


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Froggy213 7 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

A very good poem. I wish that we didn't have to write material on this terrible crime. How anyone could harm a little child baffles me.

Thank you for keeping the world aware Debbie.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Thank you Deb! One of your best works. Love ya!


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ThunderCattle 7 years ago from WESTERN NE.

Dear Blondepoet,

That to me was one of the most beatiful and moving pieces I have ever read. You are a true inspiration artists that has ever come along . Please don't stop writting you have a God Given Gift my love.

Sincerely ThunderCattle


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

BP, Your poem is heartbreaking, but so beautifully written. I could hardly read it through the tears. And the photos of all the babies was wonderful. Thanks for this tenderhearted look into a serious and appalling crime against children


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much dear Froggy. I sincerely hope never to come face to face with such a person, I feel so strongly, I may end up behind bars myself. x0

Gidday Candie, damn it has been so long since we spoke, I am still working on gettng my Skype working but I will. I really miss talking to you and seeing your contagious smile. Thanks Candie. xo

Aww thankyou so much ThunderCattle, coming from a guy like you it means a lot. I hope to catch up this week,I am still battling with my PC too, it flicks on, it flicks off, drives me crazy amidst the wild long week that passed. I will never stop writing Thunder, I promise, there is far too much inside me. x0

Aww AK, that means a lot. I know what you are saying, when I even look at it myself and watch that beautiful little video, tears just fall,it stirs up memories of pain as a child myself. However I am so convicted to speak for these angels. Thankyou your comments mean a lot to me, xo


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Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

Beautiful poem, BP. As has been said much already, deeply moving. Words that can bring comfort of not being alone for those with similar memories.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much Jodi your friendship means a lot to me. Battered abused children it kills me inside :) (hugs)


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marcofratelli 7 years ago from Australia

I just read this and watched the video you made on the other hub. Wow... Jodi said it well. I'm really glad they never broke your spirit and that you're now able to help others that have had similar experiences but are unable to find a way to deal with it. Thumbs up.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Marco for taking time out to read this and watch my video it means a lot.You are so right so many things have been taken from me, but they will take my spirit. It has made me a very strong person. xox


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

You are the bomb, Debs, the best poet on this site!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww Cindy that is a huge compliment and coming from you I am just overwhelmed. Thank-you sooo much (hugs) x0x


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Your poetry is frigging awesome. How are your book sales doing?


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

It is a bit of a mix-up it hasn't been distributed yet as Lulu mixed up a bit and said I still have to order a copy to approve it although I did, so that part is at a standstill. But it has actually sold some more on lulu so I am thrilled.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

a very moving poem


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

A heartbreaking poem told by a courageous poet!

xoxo


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Williamjordan 7 years ago from Houston TX

Great poem you are right child abuse is unacceptable,great courage!!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so much Maggs I do appreciate you coming by. (hugs)

Aww thanks Raven I do try to be. Great to see you (hugs) xo

Thank-you too William for taking the time out to read it. Yes it is totally unacceptable. (hugs)


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

So very touching, my lovely friend. You manage to draw the reader in and join you on your journey of remembrance!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Christoph that means the world to me. Love ya buddy. xox


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shamelabboush 7 years ago

It's a lovely and sad poem. Child abuse is inhumane and beastial. Thanks for this cry...


ralwus 7 years ago

From my heart to yours dear, this is a thrilling piece of craftsmanship on your part. Sad is the underlying subject, but beautiful in the telling and so moving. You have come so far my dear friend and it is wonderful of you to share what you have for us. You rock dear one, really you do. yer the bee's knees. LOL I do so love ya, hugs CC btw, kudos to Cindy who guided me here to this gem


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so much shamelabboush it is totally beastial. I am sorry I made you cry :) :)


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

Your poetry regarding childhood is sweet and something any mother could treasure!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi C.C, oh heck that means a lot coming from you my dear friend. Awww I am a little speechless at the moment from your beautiful comment, Oh Cindy, what a gem she is too. I love ya heaps dear buddy, always will no matter what. xox (hugs)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much SweetiePie I try to write in very simple language so everyone can understand what I am trying to say. Thanks again your comment are very well received. xox


ralwus 7 years ago

BP dear, you are a most gorgeous butterfly that has metamorphosed into a queen of Lepidopteras. Being full of aposematism you are not one to bugger with in the wrong way.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww C.C I even googled two of those words to find the meaning. Thank-you buddy, being compared to a butterfly makes me feel very beautiful indeed. (hugs) xox


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

It's such a lovely moving poem. I'm so sorry for all those bad experiences. This is the first time I have visited your hub; I have never thought that the bubbly blondepoet in the forum had some sad memories. I'm happy to know that you still have managed to become as lovely as you are now in and out despite all those. Cheers to that! =)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Charia yes my past has been quite dramatic, I told my part story in http://hubpages.com/relationships/Raped-But-Living and I have another hub on my battle with Anorexia. As I wrote in my hubs at one stage my life was hell, but I have truly moved past it, it has been a lot of hard work but I will never look back. My life is truly happy now. Thank-you so much for your beautiful comments. xo


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rsmallory 7 years ago from Central Texas

My heart aches for you. beautiful poem.


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Very nice Deb!


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Paris Injeans 7 years ago from The Green Hills of Missouri

You have bared your soul...and you are as beautiful as your poem. Thank you.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Paris for such a beautiful comment xo


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

This is heartwrenching. I salute your honesty and courage.


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Liittle Grandma 7 years ago

Oh my , The pain, sadness,hurt, You did a very good job at getting your point across. Thank you.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Cris, that means a lot. Love ya buddy. xox

Hi CG, your comments are just beautiful and I thank-you so much for your support and your kindness. xoxo

Little Grandma thanks a million for coming by to read it and for your kind words. xox


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

When children get hurt, it tears me up inside. It's painful most esp. because the wounds will have a ripple effect when the child grows up. Deb, it is such a moving poem and as always makes me want to run to the little child for a comforting hug. Hugs...


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww thankyou RP that means a lot.I am the same to see children suffer is the worse pain I can feel. I also am big against animal cruelty, that also gets to me. I am just a huge softy lol. Have a great day beautiful xoxox


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fierycj 7 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

This kinda took me unawares. I've always thought of you as a toughie, which you must definitely are. But its beyond intriguing to know your delicate features. Child abuse is a sick sick thing. And to be honest with, I can really do harm to such people molesters, and I probably will too, If I ever saw one. However, this is about you, so all I gotta say is keep ya head up and stay as free a spirit as you can possible be. Dont ever perch on the branches of trees of old painful memories.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww Fiery thanks for coming by. I guess all the events of my childhood has made me pretty strong, however I am a softy inside lol. In a way it is pretty cool as I can offer help to a lot of people from my own experiences. It has also made me love life and as you know Fiery I whoop it up like there is no tomorrow. You are a sweetheart. (hugs) xox


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Philuc 7 years ago from Quito, Ecuador

blondepoet,

Sometime words (mine in this case) are not enough - thank you.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Phil just you being here means much to me, I am so glad you came by. xo


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sixtyorso 7 years ago from South Africa

Brilliantly moving poem. Speaks volumes.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much Sixty, boy oh boy, how have you been? Heck it has been a long time...If you possibly read this can you please email me a link to Virtual Tree, I reinstalled XP and cannot find the address at all :( (hugs)


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Blondepoet, you are so amazing. I never know whether your hubs are going to make me roar with laughter or break my heart. You go girl!


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

lovely hub thanks for sharing......


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh thank-you so much Dolores I always appreciate your gorgeous comments, thanks again (hugs)x0

Hey Brenda and thank-you so much for taking time out to read this. Hope all is going great for you (hugs)x0


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Uriel 7 years ago from Lebanon

blondepoet, my dear friend, your talent is amazing yet you apply it to serve our community's great needs. I have never read a hub of yours that doesn't contain a message/moral that we can't relate to in our daily life. You have brought reality with all its sweetness as well as its bitterness in your hubs in order to remind us that we are not alone though many suffer alone. You have a great talent in expressing the human feelings, which sometimes we ourselves tend to hide or bury. With your writing, and by the help of this little community we have here i think we can speak out loud our thoughts and help those who have no shoulder to rest their heads on when the light starts to dim.

Yes child abuse is a treacherous crime against humanity and no matter how terrifying or traumatic the experience is, the crime shouldn't remain in the darkness. For all our brothers and sisters out there, i say find your voice in us, find faith in us, that you can speak the sorrowful truth and whether or not people believe you, YOU SHOULD KNOW that WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE and ready to give you the hand in order to help you up.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh Uriel you are so lovely it is incredible. I cannot thank you enough for leaving such a lengthy inspiring comment.I think because I have been through every bad thing there is to know, it has given me the abilty to express the pain and human suffering that goes along with it so much easier. The fact that I have pulled through it all with such a love in my heart and strong drive in life, is certainly hope for others. When I know I have helped someone through that is the greatest reward for me I could ever hope for. Love u heaps Uriel. (hugs) xox


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Monawrites 7 years ago from Surry, Maine

Where, how did you find your voice? I am 54 and still terrified, I am trying but nobody is there, the legacy has been the ability to engender disrespect and to alienate anyone who has ever tried to become close to me.

After the abuse stopped I began to shred my own life to peices, and it is almost as if just now I am waking up. I am SO scared, Your poetry is beautiful and spoke directly to my heart.

Thank you.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Monawrites. I am so sad to hear that you are still suffering I really am. I found the more I have talked on all the bad things from my past the more it has helped. I too, never had anyone to share things with, so writing them down has been an enormous healing for me, as indeed people have listened and their support is just wonderful. Maybe you too could write of your experiences. I got to the stage in my life in early 20's where I decided enough was enough, I forced myself to adopt a positive attitude, I had enough of suffering. I have practised genuine forgiveness, the power of forgiveness is amazing.It does not mean we have to put ourselves in the line of those who have hurt us, but inwardly forgive. I wish you all the best, it sounds you have suffered for far too long, and you deserve to be free, and to enjoy the years now before you. (hugs) xo


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easy1 7 years ago from Ireland

Its hard to say anything, but well done.


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viryabo 7 years ago

This is one of the most beautiful poems i've ever read blondepoet!

I'm so overwhelmed and dont know what to say. I'm almost speechless.

I still say slow and painful capital punishment for all offenders. Children are very weak and vulnerable, and NOBODY, ABSOLUTELY NOBODY, has the right to harm children, whether its their child or not.

One of the greatest and moving hubs i've read in my few months at HP.

GodBless.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

It is very hard easy1 but yet another voice that had to be heard. Thanks so so much :)

Dear viryabo your beautiful comments just made my heart sing. I just am feeling so uplifted lol, truly, by what you said. That means the world to me, thank-you so so much for making my day. xoxoxxo


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

*glomps* (I still don't know what that means..)

Hey, where you at?!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much mtwzh123 for reading it :)

Hey Izzy have swine flu am getting better now though. Thank god for that it's been the worst times. Missed u guys. xox


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

hiya just wanted to say hope you are well.... have the lullaby on whilst i am typing.... missed ya


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww hiya Brenda have missed you this much __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I am sitting up this morn and am going to make the most of it. Love ya heaps. xoxox


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Swine flu? So that's where it went--down under. =)

I'll replicate you some chicken soup. Or maybe some pork broth, just to get back at the pigs.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

This must have been difficult to write but then again, I've looked up to your courage and honesty. Continue to be blessed and a blessing to others :D


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ghostwritermsc07 7 years ago from Spokane, Wa

What a sad little poem. As a survivor of abuse I know how this little girl felt. So often we walk a path alone.


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California

This one got me. I loved it, especially the wrap up. You have such a gift for being able to talk about difficult things in a way that's not overbearing. Bravo. I'm very glad you became such a strong person in spite of all of your trials.


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loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

i felt myself in your words


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much Ixxy that soup sounds like the bees knees xox


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi CrisA I have missed u guys enormously,just been sorting out a few hiccups with my health since getting sick. So great to see u

Ghost thanks so much Im so glad you could relate to my simple message.

Benji thanks so much for your beautiful comment I try to tell it all so simply so people can relate to my messages


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so much for your beautiful commentloveofnight :) :)


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

Great to see you, BP. Missed you so much :0)


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

I followed Tom on over--I agree, great to see you. Things are just not the same with you and Cindy around to keep us all in line -hugs-


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Lovely to see you back again, we were all so worried about you :)


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

:D

Good to have you back - you had us all worried!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Aww Tom thankyou so much I have missed you guys more than anything. My life went on a bit of a downhill starting with being hospitalised after swine flu ravaged me. Its been a slug back love u all xoxoxox

Hey Am I Dead aww you guys are the bees knees its been like being separated from my family xoxox

Hey Misty wow this welcome back is just awesome missed u all xoxox


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mistyhorizon2003 7 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Did you read the whole forum thread about your being "missing", you should, it just goes to show how much you are loved around here. :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Have just read it Misty I am totally overwhelmed....it is just amazing...I'm actually almost speechless for a change lol.xo


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Lgali 7 years ago

very nice peom I llike this

Then Spring turned into Summer,

As all inside did break,

I punched a boy with all my might,

And smacked him in the face.


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stephhicks68 7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Wow - moving and amazing! Best to you, Stephanie


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wendi_w 7 years ago from Midwest

That was truly beautiful and strikes a cord for many


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CheriLuvsU 7 years ago

You are amazing!

It was my past too that put this need to express my thoughts through words. I've been writing since about 10 yrs old, i got journals on piles of journals full of my history. That was great and I am looking forward to more!

--The new hubber, Cherilyn


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steffsings 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

What a heart wrenching poem that make me want to immediately pray for the little ones. Thank you for sharing this touching work of art.


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Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

Absolutely brilliant. that said it all really. When I started to read it I thought how good it was, but when I realised what it was about It tugged at me. Fantastic poem in it's own right. lol nell rose


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rachelsheart 7 years ago

OMG U are kidding me I am 31 And so moved by this...Thank u Vancouver wa


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sir_najeb 7 years ago

nice hub .same to me..aldo i'm not marry yet....for me is sooooo cute.maybe coz of my age nearly 30..ahhahahah

now thinking when i'm going to find true love


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

I did Misty and tk so much for also sticking up for me. I love u guys so much xoxoxox

Hiya Lgali aww its always a pleasure to see you, have a great one.xox

Tks a million Steph I just got back so I will catch up with all your hubs too asap. xoxo

Thankyou Wendi that means a lot. :)

Thankyou as well Cheryl I look forward to getting into your hubs too wow I have so much catching up to do. xo

Tk you Steff I am so happy my poem has touched so many, yes when I see a child hurting, my emotion just overflows xo

Nell a big thanks I hope it touched home in a good way for you with inspiration. Have a great day xo

Thankyou so much Rachel,I guess all ages are affected by this hurt on children, it shows your beautiful heart. xo

Sir you will find it probably when you are even not looking :)There is someone to love everyone of us somewhere out there


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Bail Up ! 7 years ago

Really nice poem and superbly written. Thanks for speaking out for all our little ones.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much Bail Up I would gladly do it for them anyday.!! :)


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privateye2500 7 years ago from Canada, USA, London

......1 in 3....at Least one in 3 of us.

....Probably the most singular common thread of humanity...

...and so I never understood why the word humanity had a positive connotation...


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Tks so much privateye2500 yes it happens to far to many, it breaks my heart.


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resspenser 7 years ago from South Carolina

Awesome hub! As an ex-cop, I can honestly say that the quickest way to make most cops go "Dirty Harry" would be a child molester. Proud to say I got a few off the streets!


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Chad A Taylor 7 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

I read it from start to finish with bated breath...


someoneyouknow 7 years ago

i miss you so much, give me just one chance to talk with you...i can't forget you!

btw i need to know who's ali!


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Fugitive From Now 7 years ago

Love the photo before your poem.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh Resspenser how great u popped in, that was amazing to hear from a ex cop, to get their view point. Thanks a million.

Thanks so much Chad, that means a lot. :) :)

Hi someoneyouknow as soon as I create a new name for Skype will mail you, was locked out of the old one for some crazy reason.

Thank-you Fugutive it means a lot you took time out to read my poetry. :) :)


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Zenani 7 years ago

BP, an amazing poem and adding the lullaby at the end both had me in tears. Makes me doubly thankful for the childhood I had and gives me a passion to lend support and prayers to all the little gals who grew up in such pain.

Blessings.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou Zenani that means a lot. I am so happy you had a happy childhood, something every little child deserves. Have a great day. :)


someoneyouknow 7 years ago

now you delete my comments, ok...


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Doyle Wheeler 7 years ago from doylewheeler@yahoo.com

Hey loved your poem and hated how it reminded me of things that happened in my childhood, but then that not really true as not a day goes by that I'm not remind.

I'll post my poem on the same subject. Iwrote it many years ago and have let the childrens rescue nursery use it as a fund raiser.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so much for sharing Doyle I will have to read your poem too yes memories are always there :)


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Cleanclover 7 years ago from Piece of land!

Are you the creator of this poem? If yes then you can become famous you know.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi Cleanclover yes I am the creator thankyou very much for your praise :)


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Wow and WOW!! You are the master BP! This is world class and so important. You have more guts and heart than most. Love your work, love you too! (With the greatest of respect.)

Another wonderful woman who can show the world what is really important in life.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Aww thankyou so much Earnest,it was great to wake up this morning and see you here. I love you too heaps and heaps and heaps xo


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christalluna1124 6 years ago from Dallas Texas

A beautiful and heart wretching piece. I love the simple way it was written, almost childlike. From a survivor and now advocate..and fan.

Thanks,

warmest regards,

christal


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

THankyou so much christalluna that means a lot :) :)


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Run Down Battery 6 years ago from UK

Deeply moving


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

THankyou RDB I am thrilled you took time out to come read. :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

you got me here, I love children.....very nice poem, I have written something about children last week, and we have the same take on children,,,,,

thank you, Maita


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks a million Maita I shall be right over to have a look :) :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Very nice. You have a great heart.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hey Micky thanks so much I guess it shows lol.


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quicksand 6 years ago

Heap big good luck to you in da New Year and a Merry Xmas too!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

BP It is so wonderful when you speak out to others, I am so glad to be your friend and what an advocate you are. Merry Christmas and I hope that you never forgot teddy.:)


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Arthur Fontes 6 years ago from Fall River,MA

This is a very emotional poem. It was something that touched my heart. Thanks


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hiya QS wow long time no see. Wishing you a super duper Xmas too. I would kill for Indian pancakes at Chrissie mmmm

Hi AE always a joy to see you. Thanks so much for your praise it means a lot to me. Wishing you and your family a bonza XMas. Love ya heaps xo

Rhankyou so much Arthur, coming from a guy that means a lot. Merry Xmas to you. :) :)


ralwus 6 years ago

Still loving you in Ohio. It is so cold now. How are you doing?


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Still lovin u in Oz. Wow cold you lucky thing it is sweating hot here in Aussie land. ughhhhh.


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Bhawna Sharma 6 years ago from Mumbai, India

Such issues are needed to be raised. This is called the power of pen.

I too write a poem on the same issue. Can't use that as a hub, as it is posted elsewhere.

You truly write from your heart :)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks Bhawna they certainly do need to be raised, there are so many cases still not being reported,the message has to get out there.


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myownworld 6 years ago from uk

this was absolutely beautiful....! just went straight to my heart...bringing wordless tears and emotions to the surface. you have a rare gift...!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so much myownworld, it's funny even when I read it I have tears, more tears of joy I guess as to where I stand today :)


ralwus 6 years ago

See. We all love you BP. You are gifted, so fly high in that fact and put away those tears and be the queen you were meant to be. xox Wooot! Long live the queen.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Aww tks ralwus you always cheer me up. You are infectious in a great way. xo


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mse 6 years ago from texas

Beautiful


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou so much mse means a lot :)


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Hokey 6 years ago from In the energy.

This is such an amazing poem. Thank you so much for sharing it. I wrote about this subject in A Path With Heart 3(the loss of innocence) on my page.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thankyou Hokey that means a lot. I will have to come and check out your poem, I would be honoured.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

The poem is a calculated piece for a screaming testimony but it is vivid in its aim to warn others. This will give future victims of child abuse the courage to come out and speak up. You are great writer, a respectable poet.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Lita your comments mean a lot to me. Have a wonderful day.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Deb - Your writing is an inspiration to anyone who has been abused. This poem, although heart wrenching went right to my core. Extremely moving, powerful and written from the heart. I am so glad that you found your voice and have the courage to speak out for the little girl that lives inside.

This poem will touch the hearts of so many people.

Thanks again,

Sage


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Sage. After reading your hub I can see how much this poem you would have related to.You are also a true champ, I too am so glad you have recovered to tell your story. :)


SamAntone 6 years ago

I enjoyed your poem. I probably can't begin to understand your anguish and suffering, but it is conveyed with greater effectiveness by describing your changes, your lament that you were denied being as a little child should be, and so on. The imagery conveys the pain and your suffering very poetically, and poetry is a powerful medium for emotional communication. I wrote an article about how children suffer, and about a shield built into each of us. Maybe you can tell me if I'm not on the mark.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi Sam yes sure I would love to come have a look. So far you are very on the mark, I really appreciate your heart-felt comments :)


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qwark 6 years ago

Blonde:

Raising my son as a single Dad was the finest and most fulfilling thing I've ever done!

I was raised a foster child. My sister and I went to 7 different grade schools.

My parents left us when I was 4 and my sister was 2.

We never knew the love of "family."

In fact, I'd never known love.

When my son was born, he opened his little brown eyes and focused on me!

I felt a powerful deep, soulfull, bonding warmth inside that I'd never felt in my life!!!

That profound,overwhelming feeling was "LOVE!"

I remember crying and looking back into his eyes and yelling "I love you!"

That feeling is still with me today!

I'm so sorry your parents didn't express their love for you like I do to my son.

My parents and yours were heartless.

What else can I say.

I loved the poem!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hiya Qwark wow I am sorry to hear of your own childhood. I was getting quite sad until you mentioned your own son. The way you described your feelings was so so beautiful. I bet you are the best dad in the whole world. Big hugs to you. xox


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IamAl1c 6 years ago from Here and There

I love this poem. I was a victim in my childhood, so this was really, wow. I am glad that I found this. It's really beautiful.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Iam I am sorry to hear of your childhood. I hope you have fully recovered :)


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

I am floored and touched soul deep...

My mother is an incest survivor and very active in her private life with recovery, and adult child groups. Upon finishing this comment to you I am going to forward this page to her. You expressed things that I have heard my mother say a thousand times...I got lucky that her abuse allowed her to become the superior parent she was for me. And I was never abused in any such way, in fact truth be told I may be even a little spoiled and niaeve about somethings. Yes, I was an only child.

Oddly my mother has worked her whole life as a Registered Nurse. There is always a pattern underlying in things, haha.

Anyhow, I shall return with randy and high minded comments for you another day BP. I really like this one. I think your real gift is in this piece. I can see you now, the Australian answer to both Emily Dickinson and Judy Blume.

Or in modern Aussie terms - Kylie Minogue meets Olivia Newton John. Or do you prefer AC/DC and INXS?

Blessed be...


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Awww Blake you are a sweetheart. I am so chuffed you liked this piece and honored you are showing your mum.So sorry to hear what happened to her but she sounds a woman of real strength now, a beautiful mother. Definitely when I write my poetry my soul really comes out. Oh I love all those artists. In myself I see a little Kylie (wiggle) Nicole Kidman (fiery) Olivia (softness). Love AC-DC and INXS, Michael was a really hotty, so sad he left the way he did.


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Aiysha17 6 years ago from UK

Hi there! This poem is truly amazing! It really resonates with me and although it wan't my father, it was someone that I trusted very much so to say that this really hits home is an understatement.

I have also written some poetry on my hub, if you want to take a look then go for it and let me know what you think BP. My latest one is called: My Deepest Unspoken but there are a few there that may interest you :) Speak soon! xx


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Aiysha17 I am so sorry to hear that you were a victim. I hope you have found yourself again and have truly recovered. It will be a pleasure to read your poem :)


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sofs 6 years ago

HI BP this is the cry of many a child, so moving and true. I meet young women as a counselor and all the time it is the same story, my father did it to me..... Oh God when will men become fathers and protectors and mother's friends of their own daughters.

Thank you for sharing your pain and anguish with us, most of us close our eyes to what happens in our own homes.

Let this cry become a revolution...


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh sofs what a beautiful comment you left me. Thank you so very much. I am honored to share this amongst beautiful hubbers like yourself.


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Norma Budden 5 years ago from Nunavut, Canada

Your poem certainly does reach chords in the innermost part of my soul. I don't like hearing of children who suffer, period, but at the hands of their parents makes it seem even worse, somehow.

Perhaps I should start posting some of my own poems here. I had thought to use this platform primarily for writing articles but now I'm thinking a combination of both may be rewarding on many levels.

Thanks for sharing this and I'm sorry you had to live through such an ordeal.


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much Norma for taking the time to read my poem. You really should post your poetry would love to read them. :)


Twin2 5 years ago

I am heartbreakingly moved by this written art. It speaks volumes and although the tale that is told to us is an ugly one, the beauty comes from the feeling that it brings out. My foster children are survivers also, blondepoet, and they are the strongest individuals I know.


Twin2 5 years ago

May I cite your work for a Domestic Violence Parade we are holding in my community? Please tell me what I must do. I know your poem will tug at many heartstrings, as it did mine.


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much Twin you have made me feel on top of the world. Yes by all means you can use it. xx

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