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Act of cruelty

Act of cruelty

I believe that an act of cruelty
Is to take away child’s security
So let it be said
When two people wed
Make sure it’s a certain surety.

18 April 2014 @ 0815hrs

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 10/14/2014 7:14:00 PM
nicely penned vera powerfully piece speaks volumes
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Vera Duggan
Date: 10/20/2014 7:31:00 PM
Liam I don't believe you have gone back on my poems, thank you so much my friend, take care........Vera...........
Date: 7/30/2014 1:18:00 AM
Short but sweet, Vera. Yes, a child should always feel secure in their home. Very nice, my friend.... Robert.
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Vera Duggan
Date: 8/1/2014 7:59:00 PM
Thank you so much for your comment Robert, yes children are very precious little gifts so they should be looked after, mine were spoilt LoL..Take care my friend................Vera..........
Date: 7/25/2014 12:15:00 PM
Wise, but true words Vera. Sadly some kids are born into this world and discarded. Have a lovely weekend, James :)
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Vera Duggan
Date: 7/27/2014 1:49:00 AM
James thank you so much, yes it is a very sad world we live in,but as they say it is life, take care my friend and thank you for taking the time to read..................Vera..............
Date: 6/20/2014 12:01:00 PM
Hey Vera....this is awesome.....looks like I have a lot of catching up to do....I've been sick but better now...you're really good
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Vera Duggan
Date: 6/20/2014 8:58:00 PM
Hi Donna I hope you are well now but I will write later and catch up, thank you for the comment, this limerick was inspired by a film I watched on TV and it was heartbreaking but good. Take care my dear............Vera......
Date: 5/15/2014 3:43:00 PM
I'm new to Poetrysoup and I believe I have many good poets here reading this your one of them . Peter you have a wife that goes to the very root of poetry .
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Date: 5/16/2014 12:14:00 AM
Hi Carole, so lovely to meet you and thank you so much for commenting on my limerick, I do have a good tutor in Peter so I am lucky in that way as I have never written poetry or anything for that fact before so I am giving it a go.......Take care..................Vera............
Date: 5/15/2014 11:23:00 AM
a fledgeling took to wings and that is what you have done Vera love it hugs 7 and fav poet
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Date: 5/16/2014 12:11:00 AM
Thank you so much Shadow, I have no idea where that came from but I loved writing it, sometimes I find limericks are easy to write as they are only 5 lines, but I don't really consider them poems. Take care..........Vera........
Date: 5/15/2014 1:36:00 AM
Hi Monterey thank you so much for the comment, actually a small mini series on TV inspired me, I was so moved by this film and this limerick came to me. Take care............Vera..............
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Date: 5/14/2014 4:46:00 AM
This is great! A limerick with a moral to the story.
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Date: 5/10/2014 7:13:00 PM
I grew up with one parent, so I can truly appreciate this poem. It is so cruel how a person can just abandon their own child. I could not imagine ever doing that.... This is a great write, Vera. I love the rhyme and the smooth word flow. Very nicely done!
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/10/2014 7:25:00 PM
Oh Kelly how sad you make me feel, it must have been hard growing up with only one parent, but I am sure you have grown up a better person for it, no I could never imagine me bringing my children up on my own let alone being cruel, my daughter is lucky bringing up her son on her own, but she has Peter and I to help as she lives with us......take care...Vera...
Date: 5/10/2014 6:42:00 PM
Wow, didn't even realize it was a limerick until I read Micheal's comment below. A serious limerick. Why not. When you make such a poignant point about a subject that get's over looked. The innocent seem to be the one's who always pay. Good Job and good day. :)
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Date: 5/10/2014 7:21:00 PM
Thank you much Robert for commenting on my limerick, I am so sorry Michael's comment came out on yours, these computers really baffle me, you seem to press one thing and something else comes out, anyway at least you get my message, take care.................Vera............
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Date: 5/10/2014 7:15:00 PM
Hi Michael, that limerick came to me after watching a TV program, in fact I didn't even know it was a limerick until Peter told me, sometimes I get little verses going through my head and I have to grab a pen and write it down before I forget it, no I have never done any writing, even though I loved poetry at school and that was a damn long time ago, thank you so much for writing Michael, take care........Vera...
Date: 5/8/2014 12:50:00 AM
Every child deserves to grow up with parents
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Vera Duggan
Date: 5/8/2014 10:13:00 PM
Thank you so much John, I certainly agree with you, mind you these days there are a lot of kids who only have one parent which is very sad................Vera............
Date: 5/7/2014 12:49:00 PM
Well Said Vera! I agree completely. :) Grats on being featured sweetie. good job.
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Date: 5/7/2014 7:56:00 PM
Thank you Casarah, what a shock I got when I saw I this was featured, actually I got the idea from a TV show I watched and it really touched me and this kept going around in my head all night, so I am glad it payed off...............Vera................
Date: 5/6/2014 7:39:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Vera
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Date: 5/7/2014 7:58:00 PM
Thank you so much Dr Ram, what a surprise I got when I read this was featured.....................Vera...........
Date: 4/27/2014 10:03:00 AM
I agree with you 100% . You said it and they can take that to the bank. Take care and God bless you both... Lucilla
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Vera Duggan
Date: 4/29/2014 8:01:00 PM
Thank you so much Lucilla, I really don't know where that came from, but I enjoyed writing it.........Vera...........
Date: 4/24/2014 8:07:00 PM
Short and to the point ...You nailed it Vera! Love the poem :) Ana
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Date: 4/26/2014 12:45:00 AM
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this Ana, really didn't think anyone would notice it let alone commenting on it, in fact it took me all night just thinking about it after watching a series on TV...............Vera..............
Date: 4/20/2014 7:38:00 AM
Well said, Vera. My own parents divorced. So I know first hand the insecurity you speak about. And they probably should never have been married in the first place because they argued a lot. But they did. And here I am. Insecurity and all. Lovely poem. Peace...Sam
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Date: 4/26/2014 12:43:00 AM
So sad Sam, but this seems to be the way of the world these days, both Peter and I had the security of both parents, I suppose we are the lucky ones, so I expect my children to have the security, actually these words just popped out of my head after watching a TV show, so that really inspired me, thank you so much for reading it.......Vera................
Date: 4/18/2014 1:20:00 PM
Keep a note pad with you Vera - get your thoughts down as soon as you get them - then you can sleep! Love this you have a brilliant limerick with such a lovely message. Hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 4/19/2014 2:11:00 AM
Hi Vera Peter must be SOOOO proud of you! I cant wait to read many many more - got a huge smile now. Jan xxxx
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Vera Duggan
Date: 4/18/2014 8:47:00 PM
Oh! Jan, see at last I did it, Peter helped me with the first one, all my work but he just tidied it up for me, as for this one, well all on my own, to me it was just words but Peter was astounded, so glad you liked it. Will drop you a line in the next couple of days,..............Vera........
Date: 4/18/2014 12:27:00 PM
- Come out !! - Really well written Limeric ,Vera!! - (I can not write limerick .... but love to read limeric) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/18/2014 8:43:00 PM
Anne-Lise thank you so much for your comment, actually I didn't even know it was a limerick until Pete read it and he was in shock, it was funny because I was thinking about this all night and when I got up I rushed in and said to Pete I want a pen and paper or I would have forgotton it so I jotted it down and he was more surprised than me. I am glad I did............Vera..............
Date: 4/18/2014 11:15:00 AM
Poets are born....but they do not always realize it; Vera this is so good; keep it up :) // paul
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Date: 4/18/2014 8:40:00 PM
Thank you so much Paul, I really don't think I am a poet but every now and then little things come to mind and as Peter said I should write them down as soon as I think of them so that is what I will try and do.............Vera.............
Date: 4/18/2014 8:12:00 AM
Fantastic Vera, filled with wisdom.
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Vera Duggan
Date: 4/18/2014 8:37:00 PM
Thank you Richard, honestly didn't think I could do it, if it wasn't for a series I watched on TV that night I wouldn't have thought of it...........Vera............
Date: 4/18/2014 3:51:00 AM
Another great piece Vera thank you for standing by Peter and your family through very difficult times and for starting to share with us your great potential. Hugs to you both .....Andy
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Date: 4/18/2014 8:36:00 PM
Thank you so much Andy, we had our hardships like everyone else but yes we got through it, thank you so much for caring.............love to you and your wife and family..Take care...............Vera.........
Date: 4/18/2014 2:10:00 AM
excellent limerick You have really captured the rythm of this form, Vera: You are on a roll here. Hugs, SuZ
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Date: 4/18/2014 2:28:00 AM
Why thank you SuZ, really didn't think I could do t but with a bit of encourage from Peter I managed, I don't know about being on a roll but I will have a damn good go at it, really appreciate your comment............Vera.......
Date: 4/18/2014 2:02:00 AM
Rhyme is a place that I rarely go. I basically admire those who do. You've done a wonderful job, not only with the rhyme, but also the meaning. Keep it up, look forward to reading more.
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Date: 4/18/2014 12:16:00 AM
You amaze me!!! This is wonderful...and you say you're afraid to write? Beautiful....keep going. What an important theme as well....
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Date: 4/18/2014 12:48:00 AM
Thank you so much Eileen, I certainly didn't expect these comments, I will try and keep going but I can't guarantee that I will write often, actually I was inspired by a TV show that I watched last night and it was going through my head all night, it is a wonder I remembered it in the morning............Vera.............