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Too Late

What do we miss when we drive by
And bow our heads with blinded eye.
What is it we don't hear - deny
When loudly we should heed their cry.

What stays locked in darkened rooms;
In shuttered fear and ceaseless doom.
Where there a hopeful smile once bloomed
A buried heart now lies entombed.

Say some, why not escape her fate.
Why live with rage and constant hate
With one who's only words berate -
So walk away, it's not too late.

Until she lies upon the floor,
Her hand reached out to grasp the door,
To welcome help that she implored -
In silence now ... forevermore.


March 12, 2014
Offered to Joe's Abuse Contest

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  1. Date: 4/30/2014 3:57:00 AM
    Excellent writing and a wonderful deserving win for you Craig. Kudos!

  1. Date: 4/23/2014 6:45:00 AM
    Wow! congrats on a well deserved win. The ending left me stunned, much like I imagine the feeling when you know you have left it too late.

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 4:43:00 AM
    congratulations on your win and really very well written poem.

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 10:01:00 PM
    Great win Craig, congrats ....Seren

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 9:16:00 PM
    Moving and motivational winner Craig, congrats on taking the show!!

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 6:34:00 PM
    Craig, enjoyed how you pulled this one off. Congratulations, this is a great win, for such a painful and realistic theme.... xox...Linda

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 4:31:00 PM
    Superb write Craig a well deserved winner. hugs Jan x

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 3:46:00 PM
    Thanks for entering the contest, Craig and congratulations on your win. Yes, for certain individuals the time comes when it is too late to help - for a society, however, it is never too late as long as we listen to their cries for help. It is so easy to turn a blind eye and pretend that we do not hear. I happen to think that we can provide a little help in highlighting awareness through poems such as this. Thanks. Joe

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 12:51:00 PM
    Wonderful perception on the abused woman and congratulations on your well deserved win!! Connie

  1. Date: 3/23/2014 11:10:00 PM
    Whoa.. Moving and powerful. A winning combination Craig. Congrats!!

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 3:37:00 PM
    sad beyond words,what happens to such poor kids. and to older people as well in this situation. Congrats for your win. Kind of interesting to see the many "latest" poems on this wininers list that were also introduced into other contests here!!

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 7:24:00 AM
    - Nice to read your "Latest Poem" in the contest sponsored by: Leonora Galinta :) - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, CRAIG ! - Will also wish you an enjoyable weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 6:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win for your latest poem, craig

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 6:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on this great write and win my dear friend craig. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your precious gem. Thank u so much for sharing and your loving support in my contest. Big warm hugs! Love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 9:25:00 AM
    Well written Craig... Enjoyed visiting you.... Verlena

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 1:10:00 PM
    Reads like a winner to me..Way to go for the contest..Thanks for the opportunity to write a poem for your contest and thanks for the honor of being in the winners' list..Sara

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 11:12:00 AM
    A deep topic treated in a haunting way. The end touches me... Well done...

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 6:38:00 PM
    Some deep ink here. I love the wording, Good Luck!

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 5:39:00 PM
    Again you capture the essence perfectly, well done and very well written H.

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 3:44:00 PM
    This is powerful Craig.So many women suffer from this kind of abuse..Could be physical or mental..Posession of the other goes hand in hand with abuse.Horrifying is the word..You describe the situation so well ..A very powerful post Craig..