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What About the Children?

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busylisa_ca
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0 posted 03-21-2000 07:46 PM       View Profile for busylisa_ca   Email busylisa_ca   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for busylisa_ca


What About the Children?

Children;
Hurting
Fearful and
Afraid.

What now,
Who to turn to,
Where to go.
So many questions
In a little child's mind.

Wanted;
Love
Affection
Comfort

Seeing;
Mess
Violence
and tears,

Only because
Mom's too young.

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Danny Holloway
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1 posted 03-22-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

A common tragedy these days.
Nice expression!

 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.
Poet deVine
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2 posted 03-22-2000 07:02 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A question we've all asked ourselves lately!  
twinsgd
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Children having children.....far too common an occurrence these days Lisa.
pmc
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Very powerful message.
Well written

pmc
hoot_owl_rn
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Lisa...I work in obstetrics and the sadness of this poem is that it is oh so true...I've helped deliver girls as young as 13 who should be playing with dolls and crying to mom instead of hearing someone cry and playing mom. It's a sad state of affairs and sex education in the schools just isn't making enough of an impact. I was told a few years ago by a HS student (she was 16 at the time she had her baby) that it was "the in thing to be pregnat in HS" and that "the other kids looked up to her". Speaks sadly for society today I'm afraid where children are praised for having children.
Sorry....*climbs down off her soap box*

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Sadly I can relate to this. I was 15 when I had my eldest son and I can attest to it not being the right thing to do. However I was blessed with a great foster grandmother who spent an enormous amount of effort making me a decent mother at such a young age. Not everyone has such blessings in their lives.

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busylisa_ca
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7 posted 03-26-2000 10:48 AM       View Profile for busylisa_ca   Email busylisa_ca   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for busylisa_ca

Thank you everyone for your responses.  This is an issue that is constantly on my mind.  As a child care provider I find it difficult to assume that young children having children can provide a comforting and warm environment for a child.  The young child has a long time before they get to be a child again!
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8 posted 03-26-2000 12:45 PM       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

Lisa~
Sad commentary on life.

It's a shame that Mother Nature makes the
ground so fertile ... before these
children are old enough to tend the harvest.

Sex education is falling between the cracks.
'Throw-Away' babies are unfortunately
the result.  

I've recently joined a group that meets
with teens from 12-18 on this very subject.
It is a volunteer program and started by a group of caring women.    

The program is open to boys and girls
and is well-attended.
The kids come and go in the group and we like to think we're making a difference.
Everyone might like to look into starting
such a group in your community.

Glad you shed a little light on this.
~*Marge*~



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