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Scars Left Behind

In the black of night they come to me.
The hauntings of old have begun.
Memories of hatred and fear
of such evil under the sun.

A tender shoot was I back then.
Blooming in the spring of my years.
I'll never fathom or understand
swimming in a cascade of tears.

Life had dealt me a difficult hand.
Innocence had been ripped to the core.
Shame and misery in my young heart
and I couldn't feel love any more.

Broken and drifting in a haze.
Crushed beneath his weight.
Silently screaming"daddy,stop"
and learning the way of hate.

Children should not have to cry
for safety and peace of mind.
Wee ones needn't have to worry
how love's cruel and so unkind.

These memories of way back when
have left their scars on my soul.
Through grace I somehow made it
though the heartache took it's toll.

written by Deb Wilson for Gail's contest

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:57:00 AM
    Hi Deb :-) Congratulations with your deep winning poem... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:23:00 AM
    Belated conrats on your top spot Debs a terrible experience xx

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:10:00 AM
    congrats on your win! If this is true, sorry it happened to you - you're right that children shouldn't have to cry for safety or worry about cruelty...

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:06:00 PM
    So hard, so sad, thank goodness we were strong enough to go on! Not everyone is. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:39:00 PM
    My precious warrior, you have gained victory over abuse, and as a survivor you stand tall and proud, your strength is etched in every word here my dear one, he sends his angels to watch over you, be still and know how much you are loved and understood by our great father, Our Father Who Art In Heaven, xxxx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:06:00 PM
    This makes me so sad. Very brave of you to write. Congrats on win

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 8:05:00 PM
    When something is not our fault we can throw it away like trash. Something I've learned over the years with God's amazing love. Very powerful and trusting your soup friends is giving away part of the burden.

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 7:45:00 AM
    This is a very frightening event in your life my friend! I hate to hear that this happened to you! I hope that this pain didn't run your life! The terror of this situation will last forever, and I know the nightmares will be there always! Like I said, I hope you rose above this and was able to put this event(s) behind you and move on! I know it's hard, but it's doable! It took strength to write about it, a big step in healing! I hope things work out good for you, you will be in my thoughts!!

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 5:24:00 AM
    I am so sad for you and thinking of the scar that will never heal, things like this should not happen. - You have written it so well,feel it deep into my heart Deb. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :) --- Luck in contest!

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 1:37:00 AM
    Oh Deb why is this sort of thing allowed to happen to the innocent. Where are the protective adults....all i can say is Sorry for the ones who should have been there for you....Seren