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Advice From A Solid Foundation

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Advice From A Solid Foundation

Hush little one I see and hear your tears
If only I could comfort you and squelch your fears.
I feel your fists pounding against my walls
I'll be with you no matter what trouble befalls 
Your foster mother will one day have to face her fate
Don't let her teach you the meaning of the word hate
You are a wonderful child and have done nothing wrong
You must not let her break your spirit, please stay strong
Ignore her vulgar words, let them wash over you
Don't take it to heart, it's definitely not true
The bruises she inflicts will one day cease
I feel your anguish, use me as your release.
Make your dents on me to ease some distress
Frustration and anger you should never suppress
I want you as strong and solid as my own foundation
Please don't succumb to her inflicted demoralization
One day you'll be grown and will have a heart of gold
But for now my walls will watch, listen and always enfold.


Sponsor ~ Black Eyed Susan
Contest Name	~ If These Walls Could Talk.

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 8:07:00 AM

    I feel you, this is both wonderful and Sad. Thank you for directing me to it. It is a testament to your resilience.

  1. Date: 9/21/2012 8:06:00 PM

    Congrats on a wonderful win, Cecilia! This is heartbreaking yet hopeful. I absolutely love it! Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:03:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win Cecilia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 1:21:00 AM

    Congrats on a great win in Susan's contest with your wonderful entry! touching write by you.

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 3:21:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 2:43:00 PM

    Very touching poem, congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 9:15:00 AM

    Sympathetic walls. What a lovely idea. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 7:56:00 AM

    MANY CONGRATS CECILIA ON A FABULOUS WRITE AND WIN LUV .. SO HONORED TO SHARE 2ND WITH U ...LUV..

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 5:53:00 AM

    Congratulations Cecilia...its wonderfully written poem. cheers!!!!!!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 9:05:00 PM

    what did I tell you? She LOVED it. congrats.

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 7:43:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win Cecilia! You really got an awesome piece! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:07:00 PM

    awww this is a very touching write! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:53:00 PM

    One day you'll be grown and will have a heart of gold...so filled with hope that this too will pass. Solid words of comfort and hope. This is a mighty good piece and a big,big win that's deserved. One love Cecila. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 3:22:00 PM

    Cecila!! Just take it out on the walls! Nice angle and a great read! Congrats on this win in a competitive contest! gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 11:27:00 AM

    Very nice poem here Cecila !Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:32:00 AM

    Congratulations on your #2 win in my contest! I liked the motherly take on this, especially in lieu of the horrid foster mother :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:25:00 AM

    CECILIA , congratulations with your wonderful win in Susan's "If These Walls Could Talk..." contest.. have a nice day~ PD

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:18:00 AM

    Congratulations Cecilia on your terrific win xx

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 1:14:00 PM

    Cecilia, wow.. if walls could talk... For some reason I'm always listening to my walls. Great entry for Susan's contest.... always~ pd

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 1:10:00 PM

    I love your walls so full of care,lovely write Cecilia,good luck

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 4:57:00 AM

    Wow this is powerful, such profoundness, love this Cecilia. will go well in contest.

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 4:13:00 PM

    Cecilia, I know the stuff Susan likes and I predict she is going to love this poem you wrote. Wow!! YOu may have to be my last comment today while I am trying to get caught up!! Luv , andrea

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 2:10:00 PM

    Another beautiful poem, hope this will win to Cecilia ! :) Thanks for always visiting my poems. oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 12:23:00 PM

    Wonderful words of compassion and so you. In your site picture your face is one of great kindness. May sunshine and laughter be your companions wether you need them or not. Huggs TLee

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 11:30:00 AM

    Hoping you continue to find the inspiration to write and share your excellent poetry with us Cecilia. I enjoyed reading your poetry very much today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 11:41:00 PM

    Oh this poem reminds me of what we talked about a while back...When we were young...Very gripping!

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 9:33:00 PM

    Good descriptiveness and appropriate rhyming. This looks like a contender for BES's contest.