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Stolen Innocence

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Tara Simms
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Stolen Innocence

You beat down my will,
stole my innocence,
ripped the tenderness from my soul.
I watched you assault my sister
Then lived through the brutality myself.

For years I thought I was to blame
for not being strong enough
to fight you off.
I could’ve screamed louder,
(would anyone have heard my pain?).
Should’ve kicked and hit a little more,
(would my 4 year old strength have been enough?).

I wished you dead.
And suddenly you were.

For years I thought I’d killed you with my hate.
It’s taken til now, to realize that you’d killed the little boy I was,
And the man I could’ve been.

Burn in hell, you bastard.


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I wrote this for one of my students. I only hope and pray that he will someday find peace with his past and forgiveness in his heart. His rage is tearing him apart and it kills me to watch his self destruction. May he find the strength to heal.

© Copyright 1999 Tara Simms - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-09-99 10:17 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Amen, Tara. You did a wonderful thing for him and he is fortunate to have you as his teacher.
hoot_owl_rn
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Tara...I cried reading this. God Bless you and your student.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
WhtDove
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Oh wow, this is a heart ripper! You have done a good thing! I bet that is tough to watch the poor child go through this. God bless you both!
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OMG Tara..That was really heart wrenching..The way you put life to emotions with your pen is amazing.Your students are real blessed to have you...

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


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amen
Tara Simms
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Thank you all for your comments. It astounds me to think of the cruelty mankind can bestow on one another. My prayers are with every child who has to suffer this kind of abuse, especially at the hands of one who is supposed to love them. Children are a gift, we should treat them as such.
RainbowGirl
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7 posted 09-10-99 10:28 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

"Children are a gift, we should treat them as such."...They certainly are!...

I cried as well reading this for the damage that is done and that still continues for your student.

HUGS


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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Alwye
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So very powerful, and heart wrenching. I too am glad that boy has you for a teacher, Tara. Exellent, exellent work.

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*Krista Knutson*

Mockery is a form of ignorance; silence, a form of wisdom. -- Daniel L. Miller

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