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Children Must Be Safe From Abuse!

Updated on December 2, 2013
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The Mind Traveler



There are cracks in the ceiling

just above my head.

I watch them so very closely

from my place upon the bed.


Or, are they really webs,

each creeping a different way

to join with others,

who just yearned to stray?


The loneliness there

makes me crazy.

Or, is it that other,

the pain I will not define

that says to go from this place

before I lose my mind.


I leave to watch some clouds

as they blossom in the sky

and wait for crystal drops

to fall where

it has become very, very dry.


I wait to watch a rainbow

cross a summer sky.

Its fleeting path joins a place

fine enough to hide

a very precious base.


From a lowland retreat,

I can see rocky towers

trimmed with gold and green.

I run from fingers of fog

above a racing stream.


I float above quivering grasses

that cover an endless plain,

with patches of wheat and corn

flattened by wind and rain.


The cobwebs are back now but

I keep my eyes closed.

I know there are spiders

flitting through the air.

I can hear their breathing

very near my hair.


I want to see a tornado

spinning along the ground.

The wood and glass may kill me

but so will that sound.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a powerful and intense poem, wabash annie, with very interesting imagery. I enjoy reading your poetry!

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      wabash annie 4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Thanks much, Alicia. Could not figure out why the ads were disabled by Hub Pages, however.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Wabash a very good poem and not only children but no one should be abused.

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      wabash annie 4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Very true, Indian Chef, no one should be abused. Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A powerful message. I have written several hubs about abuse. Nothing angers me more than the abuse of children, and it is an epidemic in this country. Wonderful work here!

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      wabash annie 4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Thanks for reading my poem. I'll check your hubs on this topic also.

      I am so angered that people, whose care the children are in, abuse them. This includes family members, teachers, church people, scout leaders, sitters, and the list goes on and on. These kids are so isolated ... they feel they have no one to turn to for help because the ones that are there to care for them are the abusers.

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      Robert Elias Ballard 3 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

      Enjoyed your poem! Children are so innocent and those who abuse them and mean, demented people who should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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      wabash annie 3 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      I agree with that! Thanks for commenting, Fiddleman.

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing! Voted up! sharing!

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      What a gut-wrenching poem filled with emotion of pain. Very touching and awesome. The thought of a child being abused hurts my soul, as they are so innocent and undeserving. Voted up!!!

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      wabash annie 3 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Yes, so very very said!

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Very moving poem. I truly hope it was not written from your personal experience. I can't imagine how anyone could abuse their own child. It's just beyond what I can understand. Voted up!

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      wabash annie 3 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Thanks much, Writer Fox. I've been checking out your hubs too which are excellent with wonderful pictures and other graphics. I look forward to reading many more!

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