Poetry .......Abusers of children

Just what is this pleasure worth to you
to have hurt that child
and coming from one even though you say
your injuries were but mild

There is but one reason that you break the
universal law
do you seek the avengers sword because you
know what he saw

The damaged soul remains so for a life
with tears that never dry
the questions stay for too long as well
you know the one ......why ?

So let me tell you about
the dreams of revenge and hate
I dream about my hands around your throat
before it's too late

And there are so many of us out here
remember us and this vision
tonight in a dream as you feel that
of a ghostlike incision

Or your breath catches in the dark night
you feel the fingers of time at hand
a hand squeezes at your heart
you just might understand

Let go of that child someone's watching
and will wait
it may take a while but all things do
especially your fate




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Ericdierker 7 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Good of you to bring attention to this human tragedy. Somethings I simply cannot really imagine as my mind just cannot take me there.


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ahorseback 7 months ago Author

Eric , there is a lot of that around these days , perhaps more than ever , It's kind of like watching all the new attention that's been paid to drug abuse and realizing that there's now more drug abuse than ever before .

I like your approach better though , the sermons !


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vocalcoach 7 months ago from Nashville Tn.

The damaged soul remains so for a life

with tears that never dry

the questions stay for too long as well

you know the one ......why ?

The abuse remains forever...a silent reminder of the broken child within.

You've stated it all so well. Sharing


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ahorseback 7 months ago Author

Hi Vocal , Thank you , nice to see you ! Yes , this type of abuse should be at the front lines of our media , our government, our entire country . It's out there every day and yet what are we focused on the stupidity of the political arena ?


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Jodah 7 months ago from Queensland Australia

An unpleasant but very important topic to discuss, Ed. Child abuse seems almost rampant today...probably just more cases being reported than in the past. Very well written poem.


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ahorseback 7 months ago Author

That's very true John , Yet it always amazes me that with all the info , media and help out there today that so many negatives continue on like nothing ever changed ! Smoking , drugs , alcohol , abuse ..........where would the list end . Thank you for sharing !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 7 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Childhood should be a most happy time and it is so sad that for some children it is not. Your poetic words touch the heart.


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ahorseback 7 months ago Author

Rasma , Yes my friend , It should be a very protected innocence ! Thank you my dear !!!!

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