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suthern
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0 posted 01-20-2000 04:26 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

Gagged by a tongue in an unwanted kiss
Scared and revolted, too young to resist,
Held down and touched as no child should be,
Lonely and frightened, but no one believed.

Tearing away to arms of shelter and trust
Only to be scolded, told that I must
Endure in silence - don't ever speak!
A plea went unanswered when no one believed.

Did a glance of sympathy flick in an eye
As they turned away from a desperate cry
And somehow condoned such monstrous deceit?
Innocence died when no one believed.

You stole without conscience what was mine to give.
It bothered you not that I had to live
Empty. Guilty. And the hatred still seethes.
I scream in the night cause no one believed.

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1 posted 01-20-2000 04:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Tragic and heartbreaking. Excellent poem, Suthern, about something that no child should ever have to endure....  

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2 posted 01-20-2000 04:46 PM       View Profile for fc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fc

suthern this is incredible, so touching and painful....so hard to endure and go on, but you did....and look at you now  
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3 posted 01-20-2000 04:54 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Suthern: I know you can't see my face but I think you know how I feel about such animals...I'd happily string the bastards up and leave them to bleed dry!

Love you

HUSG

†Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 01-20-2000).]
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4 posted 01-20-2000 06:14 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

I missed this the first time around, and sorely upset that I did.  I'm glad I didn't miss it this time though, even though the poem is gutwrenching and heartbreaking.  You've written so well, about such an awful subject...and it just makes me so mad that things like this happen, and worse, that there are people who know something is going on and yet do nothing to stop it.  Grrr...the thought makes me see red.  God couldn't even come close to helping the pitiful fool that would ever try to do this to one of my kids, or one that I know.



 May I never be too busy to help another's load,
Then I'll be drinking from the saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed.

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Suthern...as soon as I read the title, this poem came back to me. So tragic the story, it has stuck with me.
Hugs
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6 posted 01-20-2000 06:19 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Painful and poignant, Suthern.  This must have been extremely difficult to write.


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7 posted 01-20-2000 06:22 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thank you Denise, fc, RG, Satiate, and Hoot... your words mean much to me. Every child should have such a defense... bless! *S*
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8 posted 01-20-2000 06:23 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Too many women I've known have been haunted by this specter in some form or another. Begining with my own mother.  A vastly under-reported crime I think.

I am proud of you auntie! a nephew huggsz!

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I remember this too Suthern...a piece like this stays with one..
I think Rainbow's got the right idea as what to do with slime like that... Am sending big {{{HUGS}}}
Heartbreaking poem....
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Corinne: It took many, many years to unjumble the emotions so that I could write it. *S* Thank you... and thank you, too, Pepper!

LR: I think it probably happened lots in yesteryears... and a child's psyche was much easier to sacrifice than public embarrassment. I pray that ceases! Even now, words like "I'm proud of you" bring tears.

I appreciate everyone's kindness very much... but it's been an emotional rollercoaster of a day and I'm saying g'nite. *S* This was written some time ago and lived a lifetime ago... but my guts still churn.
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11 posted 01-21-2000 06:59 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

Words are failing me Auntie ... I look at my daughter and I know that I would kill the "loving uncle" ... and I ditto fc ... SMOOCHES
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12 posted 01-21-2000 10:31 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Smooches, dear Froggie... and thanks! *S*
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Belle

Your words leave me empty inside, ashamed of being a man because another man could do something this bad.  We are not all beasts; but, God, it seems there are too many of those types of animals to claim that at times.

The poem was well written, Belle.
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14 posted 01-21-2000 11:05 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Long John: Dear friend... don't ever be ashamed for being a good man... the world needs far more of you. Though I abhor them and their actions, I'm not ashamed of being a woman because there are women that treat their children worse than animals. We just have to work to stop the beasts.
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I took a double dive when I read the first stanza
The title did not caught my eye
Iím so sorry and my heart is bleeding for you
Speechless you find me
Wishing there was something I could say
Wishing to make it go away
Emptiness is all I feel
I sorry for what you had to go through.
A heartbreaking poem

See I'm not the only one that feels ashamed by such action. Remember Weeping Willow.


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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16 posted 01-21-2000 03:46 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Helmut, dear friend... I do remember. *S* And I'm so glad your friend has you! Thank you.
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Suthern I believe I missed the first time too.  This is so heart wrenching. It makes me so angry to hear of these things. It's just terrible that kids have to go through this, and I'm sorry you were one of them. But you are a survior and you've made it Hon!
God Bless you!!!  (((HUGS)))

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Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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