The Plight of the Children.........

The cloak of consciousness is never
lifted too far or too wide
To uncover the abuses from adults
against the child who must hide

From what do they hide.......hunger .....obscurity
from politics and pain
Wars and famine .......Nuclear snow or
acidic rain

From incest .... from rape or from the poisonous
politics of sudans wars
From a society where they live behind
back burners and closet doors

Starving ........drowning ......shrivelling
learning to swear and cuss
Breaking apart they grow and
what do they become

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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

We are their examples.They follow what we do.They say what we say.We are guilty of most of their action and reactions of life.We are responsible for their preparations in this sin infested world.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Apostle Jack , sadley that is the reality of today . I agree wholeheartedly my friend.

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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Yes, very true. The pain will stay deeply, rooted in their heart and breaking them apart inside. And it is possible, with this pain and shattering heart inside, many will lost their control over themselves and become something else; something dangerous. Great message, Dad. You are a voice of wisdom.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Freya , you have such a gift in your heart to work with these families of need. May the angels bless you always.And smile warmly on you. :-}

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

This sadly is so very true, and they lose track of who they are from within.

It is so sad to see many lose their way altogether.

It is also heartbreaking to know that for many the pain began in their childhood and the ones who were responsibly were the ones that they trusted.

This was a sensitive poem full of heart and soul.

I vote this one up all the way.

Take care


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen, Until we as adults take responsibility for all things past , we will never move ahead , the answers are all inside us waiting for self enlightenment. Modern humanity seems no further advanced than the cave dwellers at times. Everyday we shake our heads in dis belief at the news ,at the atrosities against our children. And yet , they look up at us like we are the answer itself. Thank you for listening and caring. Its always nice to hear from YOU.

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

My heart goes out to the children, too, I was a battered child, fortunately, I lived through it and came out the other side. There will always be a special place in my heart for those children who are suffering, and in yours, too.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , I am so sorry to hear you say that!There isn't one excuse for those who would hurt a child. And there are far ,far too many victims of abuse. If I could I would be your avenger! The reaper of justice for all. My heart goes out to you. We are lucky to have you here. :-}

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Wow, so sad and profound, but the plight of abused children must not be kept secret! Thank you for sharing

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Fosillady, Thats it isn't it , when we bring things to the light ! There can be no secrecy. I 'm glad you came by.

daddysgirl 5 years ago

Very powerful! This really moved me dad. I don't have kids as you know. But, I have always been great at reaching troubled teens or young ones. It's truely sad to say this...all it takes is an ear and an open mind. I have sat down with many teens and have been very surprised at how willing they are to talk about their struggles. It hurts to hear them confess that they can't talk to their parents because all they do is yell and judge them harshly. Have we not all been their age? Be open, honest, and concerned parents...if not you will be sorry! I try to remind a relative not to yell at her kids. Although she learned this from her raising...all screaming and yelling at your kids brings is a reciprocate, or in plain terms your kids yell back. It closes door and creates anger anxiety and depression. I could go on and on on this subject but this write of yours says a mouthful and hopefully is useful for parents and family as a whole. It takes a community to raise a child. Time to step up America our young are suffering!!

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Well Hillary said ,"It takes a village" my sweet daughter, and she was right as so are you! I love and miss you soo oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxxo .Dad.... Good to see you here .

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