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Poet deVine
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Silent sobs heard in the night
A child cries in fear’s first flight
Resounding slap of hand on flesh
another bruise, tonight’s is fresh

Carolers sing in distant voice
listening now, without a choice
he wonders of the songs they sing
of the hope each verse would bring

What is this “Joy” of which they sing?
What are the gifts these wise men bring?
Does this child’s mother slap his thighs
to silence the babe’s nighttime cries?

Eyes of brown, tinged with red
crying now in ragged bed
never knows the beauty of
Jesus and his healing love

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1 posted 12-12-2000 11:44 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

OMG this one stopped me in my tracks! Sharon I don't quite know what the word is I'm looking for here.

This is a very sobering, stike the heart kind of piece! I love this one, and it gives one much thought. This is excellent!

God bless those little ones always!

<*\\\><

I know not what the future holds,
but I know Who holds the future.

I don't question YOUR existance - GOD

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Hello Sharon. You penned a very touching poem, it shows your big heart   Too many children are being mistreated (one is too many). If only the spirit of Christmas could reach each and every one. Thanks for the message and I wish you and yours a pleasant holiday  

...chanson~

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3 posted 12-13-2000 08:05 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

PoetdeVine~

'crying now'

Me too~
~*Marge*~


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4 posted 12-13-2000 09:09 AM       View Profile for warmhrt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for warmhrt

A very sad, but too true image presented here, Sharon. Well done.

We should all wish that victims of any type of violence find peace and joy this Christmas.

Kris

All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings...~William Wordsworth


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Romy
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I read in the paper today, about two more babies that died by the hands of their fathers. One 5 months old, the other 9 months old.  What's wrong with people?

Your poem is a sad reality, that there are many children who will never know the joy and magic of a Christmas filled with love.
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Something to make you think...heartbreaking that these things can happen to a child.  
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7 posted 12-15-2000 04:39 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

This was so sad.........so sad.



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!

Justbleu
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8 posted 12-05-2001 06:19 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I was searching for happy things but found this.  Oh how sad!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Bridgette

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A touching and thought provoking poem on a subject that makes me angry... very angry in deed. Thank you for sharing, Merry Christmas to you.

Regards,
Olias.
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A truly great Christmas would be to save one more child from this kind of treatment.

Wonderful poem!
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11 posted 12-07-2001 03:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Something to remember this Christmas season.

God bless America, my home sweet home.

 
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