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Hello, Everyone

My name, is William Darnell Sr. I'm a retired carpenter, and a father of 5 grown children, 4 boys, and a beautiful daughter. My wife's passed away, 13 yrs now, so that makes me, a widower. My oldest, a son, is passed as well. I also have 6 grandchildren, 4 boys, and 2 beautiful granddaughter's. I've been writing poetry for around 20 yrs. My inspiration's God, my 7th grade English teacher, and my woodshop teacher. The greatest thing I have ever done, was married my wife, may she rest in peace, and the children she has given us. I was supposed to write a story of a tragedy that has happened to my family. But, having some difficulties. So, I'm just going to come right out and tell you. Two of my children had been raped, by a family member as some or maybe most of you might well know. My late wife's little brother done this. I hold myself responsible, most say, it wasn't my fault and I get that. But, the truth is, we knew. more to come... And, for this reason alone, that we knew, I hold responsible. I, as a father, husband, protector, and a man should have been assertive, regardless of my wife's feelings, having our children's best interest at mind, and said no, absolutely not! Ok, this is a Bio, an entry as to who I am, a briefing. I'll carry this story over to my blog. Anyways, that's me!

Best of Wishes,


All I Can Say

Blog Posted:11/12/2020 3:17:00 PM

Hi, Hunny I'm home! Guys, what's up, dudes? Hahaha. Laughter is the key to offset anything, and it will heel you as well. I'll be resuming all my normalness here now. If I haven't forgiven me yet, I know with assured with affirming I am real close to doing so. I'll be here and do my part in our community. That's all I need to say. Take care everyone, you'll see me in comments and wherever I need to be. I hope you all have a great evening, and that means you too, PoetrySoup Staff. 

Best of Wishes,



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Date: 11/13/2020 6:05:00 AM
William, I am not sure why you have to forgive yourself, but this is sometimes a hard thing to do but needed so we can grow as people and in our case poets, I ask my Mom to forgive me over and over for I am the one who gave permission to turn off her life support, forgiving self is very hard, I have and you can too _Constance
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Date: 11/13/2020 11:52:00 PM
Being a God-fearing man, I felt the thunderous vibrations throughout my core of my soul to drop him when He spoke and just seconds of the kid dying. And a county first responding Sargent of the county police tried talking me down, at the same time and never entered my home once but stood at the patio doors.
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Date: 11/13/2020 11:51:00 PM
Long story short here, my daughter, five-years-old, was rapped, my son, three-years-old, was sodomized. With this being said, I hold me responsible and accountable for what happened in that house. I wanted him dead; I wanted his breath exhausted, but God stopped me with His thunderous voice and reminded me who sat that high to judge another.
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Date: 11/13/2020 11:49:00 PM
Being the head of the household and the ultimate decision-maker, I just wanted it to stop because of the holiday. A week before Thanksgiving is when she decided, and I am having to separate that predator from my daughter, again another little girl, and felt "hate" and rage for the first time in my life. I don't like the word "Hate" It's a powerful emotion and will destroy someone quickly. "Hate" isn't in my vocabulary, and it wasn't spoken from my children's mouths either.
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Date: 11/13/2020 11:24:00 PM
And I told my wife, I'm sorry, we are getting away from your mother, your family because she should never have had even had that thought of doing so, in such a heinous crime. But I wasn't assertive enough to make her understand that she was about to make a huge hasty decision; she would end up regretting because she wanted to help her mom and get her brother away from her, at the cost of our own children.
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Date: 11/13/2020 11:12:00 PM
Having prior knowledge and being the father, husband, provider, protector, and having everyone's best interest in mind as far as my family was concerned. My wife had just somehow lost sight of this, and I was forced and placed in this position. For the first time in my life, I raised my voice to defuse what was beginning to become a nightmare, my nightmare. Just for the sake of her mother, my mother-in-love, as I always called her, didn't think of what her son done to her granddaughter and the little boy named AJ 5 years before this date I am speaking of now. Well, I had the best interest and well being of my children in mind when this situation came up, but keep in mind that we had prior knowledge of her brother being this way.
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Date: 11/13/2020 10:48:00 PM
Constance, James, I've been in self-conviction for about 23 years now, and I'm just going to explain this a bit. On November 27th, 1997, two of my children was rapped by their Uncle, my wife's little brother, and I did not want him in the house, nor around my children, because he molested 2 other children 5 years before, him rapping my kids. All because her mother showed up unannounced at our home.
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Date: 11/13/2020 6:41:00 AM
Agreed, Constance...thru God's Grace we are forgiven, I have many regrets, even some here could refresh my memory! my purpose is to relinquish my selfishness & thru little acts of kindness daily, these stressful times...nurture hearts of others...

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10/25/2020 Just For Today Proseadventure,emotions,encour
10/15/2020 You'll Always Be My Tomorrow Proseanxiety,bereavement,chang
10/15/2020 I Shall Not Be Complete Nor Will I Be Content Rhymeblessing,christian,courag
10/12/2020 It Knocked, So I Built A Door Free verseadventure,career,confiden
9/30/2020 A Muse, To A Muse, To Amuse Rhymecharacter,friendship,humo
9/27/2020 The Muse, In My Quill Rhymecharacter,humorous,inspir
9/22/2020 Battling, To My Fight For A Victory Personificationanger,anxiety,deep,forgiv
9/18/2020 Still She Is Desirable Romanticismemotions,husband,inspirat
9/7/2020 The Abyss In Loving Someone Prose Poetrycharacter,confidence,imag
8/14/2020 Someone Somewhere Proseappreciation,august,beaut
7/25/2020 I Can't Take You With Me Prosedeep,emotions,family,insp
7/23/2020 A Mischief of A Creature Rhymeanimal,cat,devotion,meani
7/18/2020 The Enemy Rises I do not know?anger,conflict,corruption
7/18/2020 It Isn't Easy Prosecourage,dedication,emotio
7/13/2020 Mischief Lotus, Is His Name Proseanimal,best friend,cat,fa
6/29/2020 The Best of A Friend Prosebest friend,character,ded
6/23/2020 Consumed by The Widow Spider Dramatic Versedeep,emotions,extended me
6/18/2020 Whisper of The Unheard Voice Prosedeep,heart,how i feel,jou
4/29/2020 I Try To Forgive A Predator Prose Poetryanger,anxiety,character,c
4/26/2020 Bright, A Victory Proseanalogy,confidence,feelin
4/24/2020 Mighty Oak, Her, You Are Beautiful Narrativeappreciation,beautiful,bl
4/22/2020 The Breeze of Time Narrativeimagination,inspirational
4/20/2020 Cleverly Rhymecharacter,humor,metaphor,
4/20/2020 Rata Tat Tat Rhymecharacter,cheer up,confid
4/19/2020 May The Days You Wake Free verseblessing,character,confid
4/18/2020 I Hope Free versecancer,character,confiden
4/11/2020 Holyman Proseappreciation,creation,ded
4/10/2020 The Tree, In The Corner of The Woods Narrativeappreciation,dedication,i
4/2/2020 April Free verseappreciation,april,charac
2/13/2020 Sanctuary Prosebeautiful,birth,character
12/6/2019 Let Me Free versedeep,encouraging,for her,
11/12/2019 Sunset Free versebeauty,best friend,hope,i
11/5/2019 May Your Every Day Free verseblessing,character,christ
10/30/2019 Separation of A Seasoned Love Prosebeauty,confidence,dedicat
10/13/2019 Forgiveness Free verseeducation,god,inspiration
9/5/2019 A Letter To My Lord Free verseblessing,christian,courag
8/30/2019 As The Year's Pass Free verseappreciation,beauty,confi
6/22/2019 Meadows of Green Romanticismconfidence,desire,devotio
10/31/2018 Autumn's Fall Narrativeautumn,celebration,charac
2/2/2018 Who I Am Epicfebruary,me,poems,poetry,
2/2/2018 Just Me Free verseappreciation,community,co
2/1/2018 Snow Haikulife,literature,planet,po
1/27/2018 Often My Dreams Free versededication,encouraging,fe
1/27/2018 Rel e vant Free verseart,character,creation,fe
11/25/2017 Talking Free versefamily,feelings,inspirati
11/22/2017 The Poet Free verseart,confidence,i am,ident
11/20/2017 Cry Haikubereavement,betrayal,canc
9/9/2017 I Was In You Free versecharacter,courage,faith,g
9/8/2017 North America, USA Free verseamerica,character,courage
8/23/2017 Stoked In Rhymebrother,daughter,devotion
7/20/2017 Enchanted Forest Narrativeadventure,animal,beauty,e
5/24/2017 A National Tribute To Chris Cornell Free verseamerica,bereavement,caree
4/6/2017 My Teacher: Life's Memory Free verseamerica,encouraging,growi
1/15/2017 A Walk Free verseaugust,autumn,dream,life,
1/14/2017 Love, Just, Jesus Free verseart,christian,confidence,
1/14/2017 Just Waiting For Me Free versecelebration,children,chri
1/14/2017 I Know This Free verseamerica,christian,devotio
1/13/2017 Ascension to Ascending Rhymebible,care,character,chri
1/12/2017 Rescue Me Lord Free versebible,christian,dedicatio
1/12/2017 Me, Ole' Friend Free verseage,america,father,humani
1/12/2017 Me, A Servant Free versebible,dedication,devotion
1/12/2017 American Soldier Free verseamerica,baptism,character
1/11/2017 The Little Things, Don't Over Look Free verseamerica,blessing,christia
10/31/2013 The Other Side ABCevil,
10/31/2013 Growing Beauty Haikubeauty,family,friend,frie
10/31/2013 His Heavenly Land ABCchristian,inspiration,ins
10/31/2013 In The Faces of Love Free versefriend,friendship,love,
10/31/2013 It Has To Be Free verseinspiration,inspirational
10/31/2013 Wishes Free versechristian,family,friend,f
10/31/2013 Every Day A Harvest Proseinspiration,inspirational
10/31/2013 The Tides Are High Prosedepression,
10/31/2013 Desires Within Me Free verselost love,love,
10/31/2013 Children ABCchristian,conflict,emotio
10/31/2013 Come Rest With Me Free versebereavement,change,christ
10/31/2013 New Beginning's Free versenature,
10/31/2013 What Does It Free verseemotions,faith,
10/31/2013 Contentment Free verselost love,love,
10/31/2013 Memories Free verselost love,love,marriage,
10/31/2013 My Dear ABClost love,love,
10/31/2013 Dear Love, I Would Free verselove,marriage,
10/31/2013 Autum's Fall Free verseautumn,family,holiday,sea
10/31/2013 Near ABCinspirational,spiritual,
10/31/2013 Embraced Free verselove,
10/31/2013 Rational Thinking Free versecancer,inspirational,sick
10/31/2013 Always and Forever Free verselove,
10/31/2013 Friends ABCfriendship,
10/31/2013 Grandpa Rhymeappreciation,character,co
10/31/2013 Easter To Enjoy Free versegood friday,holiday,
10/31/2013 Spirit of Life Haikuspiritual,
10/31/2013 Ole' Angel of Mine ABCinspirational,
10/31/2013 In The Distance Free versenature,
10/31/2013 The Still Voice Free versespiritual,
10/31/2013 Inspiration Of Love Enclosed Rhymelove,
10/31/2013 As We Are Rhymelove,
10/31/2013 Grandparent At Last Rhymeangel,autumn,bereavement,
10/31/2013 Song of Your Soul Narrativecharacter,deep,encouragin

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embrace Free verseangst,space,visionary,me,
Inconvenient Rhyme Times Rhymegiggle,inspiration,memory
ABANDONED Haibungrowing up,house,memory,
Inseparable Lyricbeautiful,blessing,butter
Thats when I fall down upon my knees, song version Lyricdepression,feelings,god,h
Vicious, is the Unwelcomed Stranger Coupletanxiety,bereavement,death
'Invisible' Blank verseconfusion,water,
Eddy Alliterationangst,cute,
Insomnia's Dream Free versedrug,longing,mental illne
A Forgotten Love Free verseautumn,first love,longing
My Wendy Anne Rhymefaith,god,heartbroken,lov
Autmn Royal Sonnetautumn,
WINDS OF TRIBULATION Rhyme royalcourage,faith,spiritual,s
Humanity's Story Versehumanity,
Open Letter to Thomas Jefferson Blank verseamerica,character,patriot
YOU RAISED ME HIGHER Coupletappreciation,best friend,
lone leaf on the wind Haikuautumn,seasons,winter,

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