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Poems To Release The Past

Updated on November 5, 2015

Children Remember Kindness

Here goes a few of my thoughts from the past. I grew up in the 1950s and did have some wonderful times with my cousin who l would spend the summers. She helped me hang on to sanity. If you are one of those people who think kids do not remember things, you need to think again. Kids grow to adults and do remember everything. I saw a man in the store talk to a little boy like a dog and cussed him out, and it made me think, how abuse hurts kids.

From A Dream

It seems like waking from a dream,

Long and torturous,

I wanted to scream.

Shouts of joy for this day

Mind still sound, It's finally over I can say.

For this is the new day,

I didn't know it at the time,

The Lord was with me all the time.

Praying that God will hear,

In the end I know now,

There is love not fear

I love you Lord with all my heart

And if I should die,

May your love and I never part.


Little Girl

A little girl was lost so long ago,

I'm looking for her now

But I'm not sure anyone would want to know.

A child lost in the dark by time,

Searching for her desperately

Hoping not to lose my mind,

Her life was full of sadness she didn't know where to go.

I see a child's dark brown eyes,

A tear running down a dirty face

This child you see was hurt a long time ago.

I must find her now and tell her its time to let go.

Nervously, I start to cry

I ask her to come to me,

She runs by quickly, too fast for me

She really does not know me very well

I'm taking it slowly as she does not trust

Now only time will tell.

Right from Wrong

I think parents know right from wrong most of the time. I think some just abuse their kids anyway. It kind of makes a person sick to think of this parent. It takes kids along time to overcome a bad start in life, but they can if they really want it bad enough. There will come the time where you have to let the abusive past go for good and make your own new life. You must remember you do not live in that house anymore, you are safe and have your own home and your rules.

The Future


Into the future

No looking back

Forgetting the past

Trying to stay on track.

Old memories always pushing and fighting,

Trying to get in

Asking God to help me forget them so.

I can get through.

One day at a time

Keep this in Mind Stay in line.

I try to tell kids not to waste time on the past do not waste your time on these people that did not have your best interest at heart. Do not use drugs and alcohol to numb the pain face it and let it go. In the 1950 and 1960s you did not talk about any kind of abuse in the family, no matter what kind.

At The Parade

Children Need To Be Children

Abuse

Table and Chair

The author of the book is Edward Lear and the Illustrator is Jeff Ebbler. The book has beautiful crayola landscape and also uses acrylics. The book takes the table and chair on a magic stroll. It is a classic poem and it has 24 pages to entertain.

Five Little Pumpkins

Five Little pumpkins was written with children in mind. The book is a great first reading book. The pictures have captivating colors that will hold a child's attention.Big pumpkins come to life and each has their own personality. The book is a board book and is made for small toddler hands. This is a great preschool book, that makes children laugh out loud.This is a happy story for small children.

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    stella vadakin 21 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Cornelia, thanks for the comment and reading. I hope everyone does not have a sad little girl. Life can be hard but it sure makes a strong woman.

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    Korneliya Yonkova 21 months ago from Cork, Ireland

    Beautiful poems. In everyone of us lives a sad little girl. Well, it's better to do our best to forget the past and to stop blaming ourselves. Every saint has their past and every sinner has future :D

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    stella vadakin 22 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Missy, thanks for the comments, I really appreciate them. God Bless, Stella

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    Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

    The little girl poem was so sad. It's funny about the past. I think we all do try to forget it the best we can and move forward, but some who have had a lot of badness confront them through the years; it's just hard to bury hurt. All we can do is keep keeping on. Take care Stella. God Bless.

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Frozenink, Thanks for reading and your comments,

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    frozenink 2 years ago

    It's an enjoyable read. Each poem carries within strong emotions and messages. I like the Little Girl and The Future. No matter what nightmare that has haunted us in our early years, I guess the best way is indeed to let them go and move forward.

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Lee, Thanks for reading my poems. We all need to treat children good, and respect them. Thanks, Stella

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    Lee Cloak 2 years ago

    Wonderful poems, full of meaning, full of power, very enjoyable to read, voted up, thanks, Lee

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Pstraubie48, Yes, it is sick what some kids live through. Thanks for reading, and keep good thoughts.

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    Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

    It sickens me too to know that children are abused. And as a teacher I reported more than one family...

    I could feel the emotion in your poems. Stella.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    You are welcome.

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    amazmerizing 2 years ago from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA

    I love the Little Girl poem its so heartfelt and insightful. Thank you for sharing your lovely talent!

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Vellur, Thank you for visiting. You are so right, moving on is the best thing to do. Happy New Year. Stella

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    Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

    Wonderful poems, it is difficult to forget the past but it is the best thing to do and move on. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and lots of happiness and joy in the coming year and many years ahead.

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Thank you.

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    John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Wonderful poems ladyguitarpicker. Very sad but with great message of support and inspiration for others to get on with their lives and not dwell on the sad memories of the past. Well done. Voted up.

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Thank you for your comments. Merry Christmas. Stella

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    Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

    What powerful poetry here that you have shared. Yes, children should be allowed to be children and enjoy a life free from any abuse, but sadly we do know this is not the case far too often. Thank you for sharing such poignant poetry and inspiration about moving forward in this life despite what this sometimes brutal life can throw at us.

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    God bless you.

    Hugs

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed the poems. Stella

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    Craig McCallaway 2 years ago

    You just gave us a glimpse of your life, and I'm sure that like me, everyone who read this enjoyed your poems.