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The child in the closet/a poem

Updated on June 19, 2013
When I was five I witnessed the murder suicide of my grandfather , pictured in the photo, this tradgedy has haunted me throughout my adult life, and was the inspiration for this poem.
When I was five I witnessed the murder suicide of my grandfather , pictured in the photo, this tradgedy has haunted me throughout my adult life, and was the inspiration for this poem.

The Child In The Closet

The Child in the Closet



She hides in the closet refusing to let go, hiding a secret pain that others never know.


So long ago in a bright flash of light, her innocence was taken on a rage filled night.


The blood, like tears, came flowing down, her shattered soul was never found.


In a hail of bullets, all was lost, two lives were taken, but she paid the cost.


Heartbreak and pain were her only keepsakes; she carries them each day, from the moment she wakes.


The child in the closet begs to be free, when I look in the mirror, she gazes back at me.


Theresa Bauserman

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      Irenevosburgh 4 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      I can't image anyone having to experience that especially a child. Your words are outstanding! Keep writing and best wishes.

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      Theresa Bauserman 4 years ago from Somewhere in Georgia

      I didn't know how much this tragic event effected my life until I got older, and now I am Having to deal with the aftermath of what happened over forty years ago. We don,t understand the impact that events in our childhood have on us until something small happens later in life. thank you for reading this poem, and may God help you through your pain. Best wishes Theresa B

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      Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

      Have you been peaking into my past? This was very good and very painful. Voted up, awesome & sharing.