You Will Know .....You Will Know

A stranger might take your elbow and walk
slowly guiding.you to the curbs
Or a friend you would never have thought
may speak a few magic words
One innocent question from a child
may give you the freedom elusive
Just enough.....just enough for
an awakening from the abusive
But will you go ? will you go?
before something that's foever erupts
And as you wring your hands in
recall ....did you do too much
You remember the day that you
said "thats enough" ?
You remember ........before you
realized ....perhaps I am this tuff
You will know
You will know



Before you turn your head and as you secretly observe the darkened rings beneath her eyes or the way that young child stands always at the edge of the playground but never plays? Before you think once " it's not any of my business now ! " Maybe , just maybe , There is something that you can do . But what is it ?..............Think! .....You will know!

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Cousin Fudd 5 years ago from From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina

Some sobering thoughts and we may all have ask ourselves this question. We must let our heart lead us and yes we will know.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Very nice way to remind us that we are all intertwined in this world.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Great wake-up call for all the oblivious folk standing by, and an even better one for the victim, herself.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I wonder how many children are being abused and we look the other way? This is a reminder to look and act, at least make a phone call. Thank you for sharing...


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Oh, my, ahorseback! How powerful. Deep. Needs much thought. I can't say much off the top of my head about it. . .


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

CousinFudd , thank you , Very true my friend!..:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Dahoglund thats it isn't it , we are entwined....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Paradise , there are all too many victims out there , inexcusable! Thanks for always sharing your thoughts...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Always , yes ,yes , all too many children victims !.........how are you?....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Perhaps thats enough my dear , just thinking about it!......Hope you are well.:-}


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Children are our future, it IS our business and should never be ignored or turned away from

Great remibder for all


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

very very simple and hence very very powerful. yes, we always DO know but learn over time to be "rational"and let it sink beneath many layers of camouflage and then later we look back at life and say we have not lived it fully.

i am going to print this and paste it where i can see it often.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Rosemay , Yes , that is so very true , just for a child to have a decent chance in life everything has to be almost perfect, and yet so much isn't !...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Neeleshkulkarni, You have that so right ! And thank you for sharing , I am honored....:-}


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Such beautiful thoughts your words convey,

"You will know...you will know" strips away the cynicism,

of believing the worst of human nature

A kind word, a helping hand reveals

the humanity that dwell in all


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Such beautiful thoughts your words convey,

"You will know,you will know"

strips away the cynicism,

of believing the worst of human nature

A kind word, a helping hand reveals

the humanity that dwell in us all


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Silentreed , I approve your comment twice ,cause thier twice as nice! ........:-]


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

We must always be alert for the signals from a child, a movement, a twitch, a bruised body, disheveled hair and clothing, staying on the edge instead of joining in with the rest of their friends.

There are so many signs and some are signals to us from them reaching out, crying from their soul and no one hearing them. I was once a child like that and my cry's went unanswered for a few years of abuse. Thank you for jolting us and sending us a message to be on guard and alert always to the children in our Mad, mad world.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Saddlerider , I do know that you have written much on this subject , I can't imagine the good that ,THAT has done for so many ! You do know that don't you? Be careful on the road my friend. Its getting crazy out there......:-}

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