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Tears In The Dust

Small boy huddled in a corner

He will never question why

He did not dishonour his father

But that did not stop the black eye

Little baby all battered and beaten

Can not hide away being bruised

Mother can not stop her drinking

But the baby should not be abused

Young girl is daddys' pride and joy

She worships him, no one can know

Makes her protect his little secret

Does not listen when she says no

I look down, crying tears in the dust

In that dust my tears glisten

Knowing that children do not deserve this

Hoping, out there, people will listen

Copyright © Chris Smith

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  1. Date: 8/13/2010 9:45:00 PM
    dEeP wRItE. *LUV -S.K.A.T.

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 6:51:00 PM
    These are shameful acts, Chris. Too many children suffer abuse, sexual abuse to me is the worst, especially when inflicted by a parent. Very powerful message! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 10:53:00 AM
    ~So Sad~ Another day of reading the many diverse poems here at the Soup. I enjoyed reading yours today Chris. Have a wonderful weekend. I need to see if I can find some inspiration this weekend. Love, Carol