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When She Was a Little Girl

Updated on August 6, 2012

She was only a little girl


A little

Girl was she

So very shy, scared

To say a word, always trying

To be good, One day in the fallen

Day, Came about to be in the nowhere

To hide, from the evilness, of the falling tree

She saw the beauty, Where she hid, When the rain

Would come and go and the world was not her own, she

Would walk through the field of tulips sharing the space

Standing so small and frail, looking for the safety of

Love in her father’s arms. The promises she won’t

Tell, out in the starry night. Frightened that very

Way, only wanting to be pretty but out of the

Dangers of him, as the darkness slowly veils

Risking the fall of the shattered heart

Sitting on the front porch

Looking through stained

Glass windows

Seeing the




Gone forever

That very night

She would be, she

Eternalized and bask

In the pain, dreaming of

Without a doubt in her young

Mind, the safety of her mom’s arms

Dreaming of gifted with the simplicity

Angels eyes wide open to see being grateful

Of her life, in her parents arms, hoping upon hope

She would be saved from the mean hands

Of the meanest man she knew, she was

A little girl, crying and wanting the

Normal of being a little girl, with

Monsters gone trying not to

Be afraid of the night to

Come. Please save her

Daddy, save her

Mommy, this is

Not supposed

To Happened

Being a



Oh Little Girl

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Each in their own way they are all great writers and poets. They are great followers Check them out, and I am so glad to call them friends.


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Bless you till..Debbie

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      This is a heart wrencher...done beautifully and spoken so well. We can see inside the hurt and fear. Awesome Deb!

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX



      thank you both and blessings to you


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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      An incredible read, Deborah. You tell the horror of abuse from an innocent perspective perfectly.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Debbie, this is so sad, and touching! Your poetry is very unique, the way you portrait this story..... Voting up and awesome!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX




      Beyond Max

      Ann.. thank you all for commenting and reading.. bless you all'


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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Great poem, Debbie. I think it expresses the hurt of a little girl, not only from a father who abuses her, but of the mother who doesn't do anything about it - she gets hurt from both parents. So sad.

      Voted up.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Heart-breaking, tough story. I felt chills running down my spine. Debbie, you've done a great job reaching out, expressing the horrors of the child abuse, thank you for this deep touching poetry!

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Heart rendering, touching piece! You are so, so talented. Thank you for this poem.


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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You spoke to my inner child of long ago memories. Thank you for remembering..

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Your poetry has my sobbing...Your tributes have me smiling! You are both gifted and generous, my friend..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX



      thank you both so much.. blessings to you


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      You write so well on a difficult topic that needs to be brought to our attention.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Fantastic my friend. As always great hubbers mentioned. Loved this.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX




      thank you all and blessings and hug


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      B Lucy 5 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

      Such beautiful writing conveys such horrible acts and heartbreak. You are amazing.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This poem is very special. An innocent child in a horrible world. You also, let us know about other writers. You are wonderful

      Voted up


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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      My goodness your beautiful words convey such a dreadful story. How can anyone treat an innocent child in such a way, I cannot comprehend. Your writing gets better and better Deborah.

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      while i was reading i felt like i am witnessing the anguish in the innocent touchy.....YOU are just superb Debbie.....hats off......up voting and sharing too:-)

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      Farhat 5 years ago from Delhi

      Very Sad & touching!....your poem in the words of a little girl opens up to view 'the cruel reality of this word, thats getting grave every day, its really of great concern...why this moral deficit?

      thankyou for your great job!

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      sweethearts2 5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Such a sad story because it is real makes it even more tragic. All she (any child) wants is to know love that brings smiles not tears. Awesome job in expressing those wishes in their voice. Good music choice as well.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX







      You are all so right.. this is so evil.. but it happens all the time

      Bless you all


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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is very powerful and speaks to my own inner child. Beautiful poem on a difficult subject. I wish all abusive men could read this.

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      Tracia Bussey 5 years ago from Southern USA

      My heart is broken for this precious child. There are too many who are sexually abused and used in this world. Your poem brings great light upon this horrible wrong. Well done, even though it is sad!

      God bless!

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Like Bill, Lord Josh and a few others I detest child abuse. You have done a great job of bringing this out Deborah. Thank you!

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      Nikki Major 5 years ago

      Debbie...I am sorry for the pain of this story, but at the same time you have done a wonderful job depicting the abuse.

      God Bless,

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Debbie, no matter how horrible the topic, you are able to weave words together to make it flow and keep the reader reading. Great job.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Debbie,

      It breaks my heart how someone can abuse their own child. You have given a voice to these innocent victims.

      Bless you

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      billy buc thank you I have read about Spirit lake and what a great hub that is.. this has been on my heart

      Flashmarket.. this happens all the time .. it is time for it to stop



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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      You did a great job of writing how a small defenseless child feels when they live in a dangerous household with an abusive father.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Considering the crusade I am involved in with the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota, this one hit very close to home for me. Child abuse is the worst of all crimes and I detest it. You have done well here my dear; beautiful words about a horrific crime.

      Blessings and peace always,


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Josh.. thank you for reading and commenting

      Rcrumple you are so right my friend



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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Debbie -

      The visions I'm getting here is one of sexual abuse by a father. One so innocent, looking for safety in the hands of a father, and the loss of innocence at the hands of a father. I may be way off base (being the dummy I am), but that's what's coming my direction.

      You do a great job of providing visualizations with your words, and do so beautifully. Yet, the visions are those not wished upon any child. Please tell me I'm way off base here!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania


      Beautiful poem! Very insipiring! Once again awessome shout outs! I am following all three of them, great choices!