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DBeth
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0 posted 09-10-99 12:18 PM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for DBeth


A child sits crying beside her bed.Trying to hide by ducking her head.Then he walks in,like the night before.It happens again, he slams the door.This goes on for 15 years.This little child has hidden all of the tears.She's grown up now, with kids of her own.That part of her past will never be known.She keeps it bottled up inside.She is still looking for somewhere to hide.He calls her up from time to time.Just to make sure she's doing fine.Her fears never rest,even after the years.It just gets harder to hold back her tears.She hears other people talking about the childhood they had.She never had one thanks to her dad.

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miriam
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1 posted 09-10-99 01:35 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

i never had a father figure in my family so i'm sorry that i can't relate to it. I do think that your poem is great though. thanks for your email, it meant a lot.

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DBeth
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2 posted 09-10-99 01:38 PM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Your welcome! Anytime.

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Pepper
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I am so sorry for your abuse and the loss of your chidhood, but please know IT WAS NOT YOUR FAULT and I am relieved to hear that you are finally bringing it out and not keeping it bottled up anymore.I believe strongly that this will help you to start the process of healing.May God bless you DBeth.....lots of hugs sent your way....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
DBeth
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4 posted 09-10-99 05:29 PM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Thank you Pepper.It means alot to me. I have a long road ahead that I'm sure of. LOTS & LOTS of HUGS DBeth
Tara Simms
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It seems like a lot of people are finally letting go of their painful histories. I'm glad you found a safe place to heal, DBeth.
DBeth
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6 posted 09-11-99 11:10 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Thank you Tara. I know it will take time. HUGS DBeth

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What a tragedy when a child has to live with this kind of fear. I didn't have to when growning up, but my kids did. I didn't know the extent of their pain until after our marriage ended. They didn't share it all with me until then. I guess kids assume some things are 'normal' when they've know nothing else. I'm truly saddened that everyone could not have had the kind of father that I did. The world would be a much happier and safer place! Well done, DBeth!
And remember, you can't bottle things up, you have to talk about it. And in the future, with the help of God (the only way it is possible) come to forgiveness and understanding for the abuser. I know it's hard, but it's the only way to heal your heart! Hang in there!! *LOL*

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8 posted 09-11-99 02:24 PM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

That is so true. Just let your children know your there for them.I still haven't been able to tell my mom.

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If you can't talk to your mom, talk to your friends. Perhaps your mom wouldn't be able to deal with it now (maybe never). But you have to talk with someone. Of course, writing, I have found is the best therapy!
Much cheaper than a therapist, too! *LOL*

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Denise

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hoot_owl_rn
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Beth, I have to do it again for my benifit. I want to read this yet again in this format. This is such a sad and poignant pice. It brought tears to my eyes and made my breath catch. I only hope it wasn't written from your own experiences and if it was, may God grant you the strength to leave the past behind and to look forward to the future.
Hugs
Ruth


A child sits crying beside her bed.
Trying to hide by ducking her head.
Then he walks in,like the night before.
It happens again, he slams the door.
This goes on for 15 years.
This little child has hidden all of the tears.
She's grown up now, with kids of her own.
That part of her past will never be known.
She keeps it all bottled up inside.
She is still looking for somewhere to hide.
He calls her up from time to time.
Just to make sure she's doing fine.
Her fears never rest,even after the years.
It just gets harder to hold back her tears.
She hears other people talking about the childhood they had.
She never had one thanks to her dad.


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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
DBeth
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11 posted 09-11-99 05:42 PM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

My father was abusive to her as well.Thanks to him my mom is paralized from the chest down.She took many blows for me.The least I can do is keep this off her shoulders.I love her that much.I don't have any friends, unless of course they want something.Writing is my release.Thanks alot,Hugs. DBeth

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DBeth
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12 posted 09-11-99 05:52 PM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Sometimes leaving somethings in the past will only come to haunt you later.It is very painful to deal with,but you have to.There's only one choice you could have,and I tried that.Everyone needs a way to express what they feel from the heart.Writing is my way.Thanks for the encouragement.HUGS DBeth

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Poet deVine
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13 posted 09-11-99 09:51 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A powerful poem! I applaud you for moving on with your life. A child is a precious gift from God and should be treated with love. You impress me because you've moved on.
DBeth
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14 posted 09-12-99 12:35 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Thank you for your support,and kind words. HUGS TO YA! DBeth

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WhtDove
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Beth, I am really sorry to hear that you endured such abuse. I hope you can find people here that are caring and warm enough to talk to. May God bless you! You are a survior and a very strong person. Keep going!! (((((HUGS)))))
DBeth
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16 posted 09-12-99 01:01 AM       View Profile for DBeth   Email DBeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DBeth

Thank you.These are the only people I have to talk to,and so far they have welcomed me right into their family.I couldn't ask for a better group of friends.You all are the best. OKAY, GROUP HUGS!! AAAHHHH
That's better.(smile) DBeth


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Pufalove
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17 posted 09-12-99 03:52 AM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

How sad..food for thought! Nicely done.
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