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The Cry of A Child

The Cry Of A Child The cry of a child, sometimes we can hear. The cry of a child sometimes can be seen. We should all be on the lookout to see when a child cries. Abuse can come in different forms.It is not always sexaul abuse. It can be physical, mental,or verbal, but it is still abuse. A church one day, invited group of kids for a retreat. The kids would have a week of fun. They would go camping, swimming, play games and attend church services. Since the first day - the paster notice a little girl, that did not talk to anyone and kept to herself. The pastor decided to focuses on her. The pastor noticed that she was dirty, had old tennis shoes and her uncombed hair was all over her face. The pastor took her to the side and asked her, why she didn't talked to anyone. She answered - because, I am mean dumb and ugly. The pastor told her - no, you are not. God did not make you dumb, mean or ugly. Who told you that? The little girl answered - my mother always tells me that. The pastor told her to join the rest of the kids. Then he asked some ladies of the church, to buy her a couple of dresses, some shoes and other things that she might need. Then to clean and dress her up. The next day they took her to the church service. Everyone was amazed at how pretty she looked. As the days went by, she learned to get along with the kids and could even smile now. When the week was over - she was a different little girl. She had confidence in herself. She went and thank the pastor for making her life different...
03/12/2013 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo Note: This is all true. It happened to my brother at his church. We should be careful - what we tell our kids, we could ruin their lives before they start.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 2:32:00 PM
    Hi Lucy, so sad a poem, how true that everyone should treat a child with love and respect. God knows how many children suffer before growing up. Love Terry xoxoxo 7 >>>>

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 12:20:00 AM
    Kids never take lightly what a grownup says. The very fact they are older, bigger (more experienced) makes them "wise" in the child's eyes. This is a good poem about being a role model for your kids. They are our future so don't corrupt their minds...

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:11:00 AM
    Hi Lucilla i agree ith you one hundred percent, this is a great write, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 1:36:00 AM
    Sad and thoughtful write. Very moving poem. Tfs

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 11:23:00 PM
    A very thoughtful story of how love can turn someone's life around.Very nice, dear.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 10:51:00 PM
    Good story telling here...though deeply sad, treated with love and tender care.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Wow, this is sad.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 2:25:00 PM
    You have shared an incredible and wondrous write! This poem is so sad, but also so glorious as she was reintroduced to life, seeing life for the first time in a new light! You presented this poem so very well! Quite the inspirational piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 1:37:00 PM
    Your story touches me deep into my heart, how cruel people can be!! - Nobody should experience such things. - Deep and very well written Lucilla. - Although it is very sad, I'm glad you shared with me. - Take care of yourself .... hug! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 12:12:00 PM
    A very deeply moving story Lucilla, thank you for sharing this, love xxx

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 12:09:00 PM
    An amazing true story -very pathetic. The Pastor showed incredible act of kindness and God will be pleased with him. Thanks Lucilla for your sweet comments on my poem All For You. I am grateful