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Tears In A Child's Eyes (Poem)

Updated on February 17, 2012


Why do you claim yet another victim?

She once had innocent eyes

Alive with hope and curiosity.

Yet you felt the need,

To steal those eyes away.

Subjecting her to hate,

And the darkest evils of man.

You filled her heart with fear,

Instead of the tender love she deserved

And you watched with glee

As your twisted love

Took it's toll.


You have such a calloused heart

Why must you relish

In the tears of a child.

What is it about those

Raindrops from heaven

That nourishes you so well.

Are you so far from God,

That you have to steal Heaven

From this child?


You've claimed another victim,

But I swear this will be your last

For I vow

To make your acts known


And For all.

This poem was created for my poetry challenge. If you would like to share your work for this challenge please click on the link below.

Poetry Challenge: Save Our Children

Help To Put An End To A Child's Suffering

If you are a witness to child abuse please call 1-800-4-A-CHILD


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    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I don't understand how someone like that can exist, but they do and when we see them commit these crimes we need to take action.

    • MartieCoetser profile image

      Martie Coetser 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      What must go wrong in the mind of a man to enable him to hurt and kill children, or any other human being? (Not to talk about cruelty to animals.) Whatever went wrong, he ought to be permanently eliminated; he does not deserve the oxygen he breathes.

      Your poem is a cry, and so sad!

    • Kristeen profile image


      7 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you phillydreamer, I will

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Kristeen for this challenge I am accepting any written work about child abuse so if you do write a hub be sure to post the link in the comments section. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this subject.

    • Kristeen profile image


      7 years ago from Michigan

      I commend you for your heart for children. I have been brought to tears recently concerning the two little boys of Josh Powell whom he brutely murdered before burning them all up. We hear about crimes done to helpless children everyday, but this one truly upset me. They all upset me but I am having a hard time forgetting this one. I would like to write a hub about it, but I am still sorting through my feelings on it. I am not a poetry writer though.

      We all need to be more aware of child abuse in any form and work hard with local, state and federal government agencies to better protect children. Most importantly we need to pray about it. Prayer is powerful. Thanks for sharing.

    • heart4theword profile image


      7 years ago from hub

      Good to see men take a stand against others who do such acts of crime! Your poem, will help draw awareness to others. Thanks for speaking out for the children, who have no voice of their own~God Bless!

    • velvet53 profile image


      7 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      This needs to be shared with the whole world. It is heartbreaking.

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      Alastar Packer 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Cruelties most innocent victim. Let it all end for all time. Best wishes on your poetry challenge Philly. Vote up of course.

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      Karen Silverman 

      7 years ago

      Hmmm...I thought I already posted the link?

      There's Something Very Wrong Here.. There's Something Very Wrong Here..

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Thank you Judy. Be sure to let everyone know about my poetry challenge. i would like others to share their words as well.

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Does that mean you will share a piece for the challenge? Thank you, I really do want to spread the word as much as I can.

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful, heart wrenching and eloquent.

    • dazzlejazz profile image


      7 years ago from Down under

      Philly your words are heartbreaking. This is such an important subject to draw attention to.

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Yes it is. I hope a lot of people participate in this challenge so we can help the cause.

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile imageAUTHOR

      Jose Velasquez 

      7 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I was hoping that Adsense had some sort of advertising for child abuse programs, and a topic like this could draw attention to them, but sadly I had to post this as a non commercial blog, so I felt it was important to at least put the hot line number.

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      7 years ago

      cruelty to children is the worst form...

    • ytsenoh profile image


      7 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Thumbs up because your hub is reaching and meaningful and your posted image and your language yanked my heart. I wish abuse was wiped off the face of the earth. Thanks for adding the reporting number as well.


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