May Angels Watch Over All Children Of Abuse And Neglect

Child Abuse An Unacceptable Crime
Child Abuse An Unacceptable Crime

Angels Weep

I saw the world so magical,
Through the eyes of a child,
With his ability to give me,
So many tears and smiles.

His innocence was shattering,
As he shared his jokes and wit,
Sitting on the veranda,
I treasured every bit.

Astounded by his grace,
By the purity of his heart,
To think some-one had hurt this child,
It tore my soul in half.

He taught me on humility,
As I gazed into his eyes,
And through the wall of innocence,
I knew this child was wise.

Only barely six,
But a victim of abuse,
I saw how inflicted pain,
Had destroyed his precious youth.


He did not want to punish,
Like most of us would do,
Instead hiding all the guilt and shame ,
Inside his heart so true.

My heart was surely breaking,
As I watched this little boy,
As his broken fingers swept past me
To reach his precious toy.


I couldn't shake the visions,
Spiralling out of control,
That in twenty years onwards,
There would live a broken soul.


What sort of man would he become,
Would his memories stain his life,
Would he have the love a man should have,
To give all unto his wife.


The one thing I would tell him,
As a man with guilt and shame,
Is that he was just a little boy,
He never was to blame.


I began to shake with horror,
As frustration came my way,
As the little boy showed no bruises,
They all assumed he was okay.


Inspired by his wonder,
Caught amongst his charms,
I kissed his little face,
As I held him in my arms.


With my fists clenched hard together,
I stroked his matted hair,
I cursed the filthy animal,
That could hurt a child down there.

I felt completely helpless,

To know just what to do,

As tears splashed upon my face,

I just let my love spill through.



Debbie Murray ⓒ 2011

Child abuse.. unforgivable.

Child abuse.....crime

In one of my previous hubs I tell my own child abuse story of my step father in http://blondepoet.hubpages.com/hub/Through-The--Eyes-Of-A-Child.

Let me tell you there is hope, there is love, and forgiveness, for every pain, for every tear, for every heart. Whatever you do don't hide it away, the first step to healing is to share your own child abuse story. The more you talk through your pain the easier it becomes. Do whatever steps you need to take in order to take back the life you were destined to live..Whether it be professional help, support of friends and family, you need to do something..

Remember you never were to blame. If anyone should live with guilt and shame, it should be the child abuser.....not you.

'For each struggle, there comes strength'.

Do you know that in this world

There is no one quite like you?

You are more worthy than you will ever know

You need to see it too.

So strive and reach, battle forward

Lift up your heart with glee

Shout unto the world today

I am happy to be me


© Debbie Murray 2011 Hubpages.

Let There Be Hope And Freedom To All Child Abuse Victims
Let There Be Hope And Freedom To All Child Abuse Victims

© 2011 blondepoet

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I Would Love To Hear Your Thoughts 18 comments

SirDent 4 years ago

An awesome poem. The message is loud and clear. We should pay attention to our children and their friends. We should keep a close eye on those we suspect of abusing their children. It is a disgrace to a community when a parent is allowed to do such things.

I wrote a poem for the contest we just finished up. I usually don't post links in comments but I think this one asks for it.

http://sirdent.hubpages.com/hub/The-Violent-Take-i...

Voted up and useful.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

The poem was awesome. The entire hub was beautiful, caring, sad, yet uplifting.

You did a wonderful job on a delicate subject.


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blondepoet 4 years ago from australia Author

Aww thanks heaps Sir Dent I would love to read your poem, will go there now. Have a beaut day.

Thank-you Dim your comments are very much appreciated


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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Well written and thoughtful poem.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Hi Deb, an excellent and stylishly written welcome back notice from BP on a subject that like suicide, doesn't get written about enough... Good On You!

I'm glad that some of us (generally poets) are prepared to hammer the contentious nails and do so with the passion that only those who have a solid understanding of the issues, can do! Kudos.. Thanks for sharing.. take care.


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bharmoriat 4 years ago from CHANDIGARH INDIA

excellent poem, such nice expressive collection of words.


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blondepoet 4 years ago from australia Author

Thank you so much molometer :)

Aww thank you Pearl Diver it is so great to see all you guys again have missed you. Big hugs x

Thanks a million bharmoriat


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India

Great to see you back, BP, writing as passionately and eloquently as only you can! It breaks my heart when I read about how cruel people can be to innocent children and I wish there were better systems in place to protect them and keep them safe. And most of all, to assure them that they are not to blame!


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Marie-Renee 4 years ago

I voted beautiful not for the issue but on how beautiful your poem was that by the end of it I had tears in my eyes.

I am gutted by the issue and yes I sincerely wish we could put in place better systems that can protect every child on Earth. Good to read your hubs again.


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makusr 4 years ago from India

Blondepoet, Very emotional and passionate. This abuse leaves a scar for the whole life and what we get in most of the cases an adult who is jittery, wary of people and always hating oneself. A disturbed adulthood. I vote it up high.

With warm wishes,

MAKUSR

P.S:- Your video is so emotional I had to stop it in the middle. If I gather courage I'll see it some other day.


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blondepoet 4 years ago from australia Author

Awww thanks Shalini you beautiful cup cake you are. I love being back xxx

Awww thank you Marie it is a pleasure doing what I am so passionate about xx

THanks a million makusr yes it disturbs me too terribly, I cant express how it makes me feel. Hugs xx


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

Yeah ,That's really true


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful poem blondepoet. Your effort to bring attention to this very important subject through this creative manner of expression is commendable. Facts and data helps inform our minds, but poems such as this touches our hearts and feelings. In tackling the scourge that is child abuse, we need to reach not only people's minds to make them aware of it, but more importantly, we must be able to touch their hearts as well to motivate action. Based on the quality of your hub, you do a good job in achieving this objective.


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blondepoet 4 years ago from australia Author

Thanks heaps htodd :)

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment moiragallaga, wow I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a awesome comment. It made me feel really good. Have a bonza day x


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schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

This is very beautiful, blondepoet. Not to mention well written. I admire you and God bless you.


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blondepoet 4 years ago from australia Author

Thank you so much schoolgirlforreal. Big hugs to you x


3cardmonte 4 years ago

What a beautiful hub, brought me to tears. Angels to watch the angels.x


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blondepoet 4 years ago from australia Author

Aww thank you 3cardmonte I will lend you my tissue and we will cry together. Big hugs x

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