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Loving The Child In Me

There is a child that looks like me.
Years from now still won't be free.
You'll want to rock her in your arms.
Keep her safe from all that harms.

Some things you simply don't forget.
And there is shame that haunts me yet.
The stark reality is this-
I find it hard to share a kiss.

Children are meant for love and prayers.
Not sneaking footsteps on the stairs.
Fear grows where refuge should be.
Hate floats on a toxic sea.

In all these years sorrow still lives.
A broken spirit but strong will gives
reason to find a better way.
This child is loved by me today.




written 4/13/2013

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 11/30/2014 10:35:00 AM
a very moving poem Debs - many congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan x
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Date: 11/30/2014 8:50:00 AM
Deb, it's good to let the "child within" out to play, to laugh, to dance the dance of victory together. Excellent write on a very personal and sad subject. Thank you.
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Date: 11/30/2014 1:00:00 AM
DEB, Congratulations, thank you for the support. ~SKAT~
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Date: 11/10/2014 12:24:00 AM
Such sorrow such pain no child should endure. Congratulations on your poem and your overcoming. I love you- and your courage.
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Date: 4/19/2013 5:38:00 AM
I feel the pain. Beautiful. Congrats to you..
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Date: 4/19/2013 2:26:00 AM
Congrats on your wonderful win Deb.
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Date: 4/18/2013 11:35:00 PM
Wow, totally outstanding Deb!!! Beautiful, though poignantly painful. Your third stanza couldn't be written any better, profoundly moving! Congrats on a great poem being recognized for the gem it is! Going into my fav.s.
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Date: 4/18/2013 7:28:00 PM
Deb, Congratulations in Craig's "Empty Tissue Box " contest;-) always~ PD
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Date: 4/18/2013 4:48:00 PM
very moving, congratulations.
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Date: 4/18/2013 12:45:00 PM
A sad but beautiful win.....
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Date: 4/18/2013 7:25:00 AM
This world is a cruel one. Congratulations on your top win, Deb. Good poetry, my friend. :)
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Date: 4/17/2013 9:32:00 PM
So sad and so beautiful, Deb...Third verse especially...So glad that little child is loved now...Congratulations - Tim
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Date: 4/17/2013 6:59:00 PM
Congrad's on Your win, Light & Love
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Date: 4/17/2013 5:45:00 PM
Too sad, lovely though. J
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Date: 4/17/2013 2:28:00 PM
This one breaks my heart for that little girl...and for you, .....I hope it helps the healing somewhat, to write of it. God Bless....
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Date: 4/17/2013 11:48:00 AM
vERY HEARTFELT WRITING. cONGRATULATIONS FOR THE WIN.
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Date: 4/13/2013 5:41:00 AM
This is a sweet write, a very enlightening poem my friend! I loved reading this masterful piece this morning! What a special subject you wrote about, the part of yourself, that part you cherish and take care of! Awesome Work!!
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