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0 posted 10-22-1999 11:32 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

Familiar Hands

You're bedroom door opens one night.
A silhouette stands in the light.
A child squeezing a teddy bear,
You can't quite see who's standing there.

But in they come, closing the door.
Now darkness is there, nothing more.
Till someone sits down by your side,
As innocense goes the wayside.

A soft whisper, a well known voice
Tells you in this you have no choice.
A touch no child understands,
A stranger with familiar hands.

Holding your fears over your head,
Your sole torment becomes the bed.
So you let them have what they must,
Vowing never again to trust.

You writhe in fear, you become shame,
You hate the face behind your name.
"You brought this on yourself", you're told.
You carry those words till you're old.

Then one day upon your vacant stare,
In the mirror, seeing no-one there.
You realize emotion's dead.
You long for love, live in it's dread.

What you need, you hate to think of,
The touch of someone that you love.
To look in eyes, believe they care,
To expose your body to share.

Now look at you, you're thirty two,
And still those hands are touching you.
What could you possibly do when,
You were merely a child of ten?

Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-23-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-22-1999 11:41 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Poignant portrayal my friend, of many aspects of this vile act and it's consequences extending into the future from the past. I am well sated in my need for Darkness with this piece.

Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.

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2 posted 10-22-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I'm not sure what to say to this piece. Very vivid. Rage, fear, hate all ran through me as I read this. Well written Dark Lord.
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3 posted 10-22-1999 11:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

There is no crime more horrific and no punishment severe enough for the offender. Good writing, Michael.
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4 posted 10-22-1999 11:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very sad and painful. And very well done.

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5 posted 10-23-1999 12:22 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Michael: you touched a place in me that understands how hard it is to tell this pain, and you have said it with remarkable clarity.
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6 posted 10-23-1999 02:42 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Wow, is all I can say Michael, as I shake my head in sorrow.
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7 posted 10-23-1999 05:07 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done portrayal of a hideous act.

Illusion...what we see and what we's all up to you.
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8 posted 10-23-1999 10:09 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You've written well, my friend - It is indeed a terrible burden that many too many people comprehend and live with... Nice work..
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9 posted 10-23-1999 11:29 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Michale, this sickens me not in it's portrayal, but in the act itself. Nothing anyone should have to go through
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10 posted 10-23-1999 02:15 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh Michael...You amaze me at how you can take such a horrific subject, and create something for others to read and learn from. (sigh) This brings awareness like nothing else could. Thank you....
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11 posted 10-23-1999 02:21 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

This is a very real telling of a very horrifying experience. I agree with Mr. Balladeer: no punishment is too great for these foul creatures playing at humanity.

This will pluck the strings of many a heart, sir. Good poetry.


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12 posted 10-23-1999 05:12 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Michael: You just brought tears to my eyes..

Big hugs

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

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13 posted 10-24-1999 07:30 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

GRRRRRRRR lemme at em!
Great poem, my best friend in school was abused by her father during "NAP TIME" which her mother sanctioned.
It wrecked her life, but she has pulled through.
(now I'm all hmmmm sad for her again...this brought back alot of emotions that I experienced when she first told me when we were 14.....)
Much Luv
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14 posted 10-25-1999 12:12 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

You've portrayed this well! They will someday answer for what they did. No one deserves this! Excellent job in writing in this!!!
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15 posted 10-25-1999 01:34 AM       View Profile for Deverone   Email Deverone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deverone

This brought a chill up my spine to think that a child would ever have to endure such a beastly act. GREAT WORK. (Even though it is very sad.)

Your writing are very good and extremely descriptive.....kinda takes the reader into your thoughts. LOVE reading your stuff though.


"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out".

----Ray Bradbury---

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17 posted 12-29-1999 07:36 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

I'll just say I know this all to well!  Except for the 32 part.  You wrote about it nicely though!

 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

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