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~Innocence Interrupted~ ........**Dedicated**

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 02-02-2000 07:20 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

~Innocence Interrupted~

Innocence interrupted,
childhood stolen away.
Rituals of Immorality...
Even an angels wings fray.

Dreams fade into shadows,
Promises lost to living a lie.
For the Sins of the Fathers...
Silent tears wont testify.

Trust no longer knows definition,
Boundaries are crossed then broken.
Who cries for the children...
When the unspeakable ... is left unspoken.

Secrets concealed in shame,
Unravel the ties that bind.
What becomes of a Mothers Love...
Once denial makes her blind.

Innocence Interrupted-
A life's future to reclaim.
No longer keeping silent...
Survivor is my name.

Janet Marie
  
**this poem is inspired by and dedicated to a very special friend, who lived this pain...but found the strength to "rise above it" and reach out to others who are "voiceless victims." It is dedicated to anyone who lives with abuse, of any kind.
We must not close our eyes to what is too painful to look at...as our "blindness" allows it to go on.
Stay strong, Take care,
with respect... Janet Marie


 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-
remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
Janet Marie


© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
~Venus~
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1 posted 02-02-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for ~Venus~   Email ~Venus~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ~Venus~'s Home Page   View IP for ~Venus~

Wow. That was so good. Very powerful. Keep up the good work!  

 ~goddess of love, passion, and desire~
Isis
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2 posted 02-02-2000 07:32 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

This is truly inspired Janet Marie!!  Lovely work.  

 Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
~Isis~
(Sovereign of the Spirit)


Jesse Jaymz
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3 posted 02-02-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for Jesse Jaymz   Email Jesse Jaymz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jesse Jaymz's Home Page   View IP for Jesse Jaymz

this poem spoke to my soul.  i was abused as a child.  and i will never forget it.  i had no childhood.  i had to survive to live.  it was rough.  *starts to  cry*  great poem.  tell your friend that she is not alone.  i must go now cuz it is getting hard to see through the tears.  keep up the good work.

 True beauty is often hidden in darkness...
~Jesse C. Jaymz~
Jannel
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4 posted 02-03-2000 12:54 AM       View Profile for Jannel   Email Jannel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jannel

I wish the world wasn't so messed up that we had to write these things. But poetry in itself gives me a little more faith in the way things are.
Jannel
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5 posted 02-03-2000 12:57 AM       View Profile for Jannel   Email Jannel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jannel

Sorry, Janet Marie, I almost forgot to thank you for this beautiful poem.  
Jannel
Janet Marie
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6 posted 02-03-2000 09:40 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thanks to all who have encouraged this poem,
Jannel, you made me smile...thank you
I was torn about posting it as I didnt want to cause anyone any pain...but I have learned thru my own personal experiences from my childhood and most of all from my friends lessons...that we must share and speak up...to be heard...to heal.
I know these kinds of subjects are hard...I know it is easier to "scroll" on by...I use to be the same way, so I understand, and its okay if you dont know what to say...but sometimes just knowing someone else understands...just knowing someone else has been there...is enough to help another get strong and start some kind of healing process...
Jesse, I'm so sorry for your pain...I am very moved by your reply to this, and I greatly respect your courage to share your pain...I  was inspired to write it by my friends amazing courage...and I knew it must be shared with anyone who could find strength in it...I hope it did that for you...I decided to post it when I saw a poem by "childomine"...her courage in sharing...helped me to know I should...I thank her for this...I hope she sees this.
I have been touched by so many amazing people in here...I thank you all, for that
take care, Janet Marie

 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-
remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
Janet Marie


Denise
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7 posted 02-03-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I think innocence is the worst thing to steal from a child....so sad. Excellent poem on a tough subject.

Denise
danni
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8 posted 02-03-2000 03:39 PM       View Profile for danni   Email danni   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for danni

A graceful dedication on an anguishing subject. I have seen the effects of this sad and angering story on two of my cousins. I can't imagine how hard is to find the strength to get through it. And it breaks my heart to know that so many children suffer this way. Being a mother I just cannot even begin to comprehend what would cause a parent to do this to their children. All I know is that they have a higher judgement to face when they leave this life. Justice will be served for God's children.
Jesse Jaymz
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9 posted 02-03-2000 03:45 PM       View Profile for Jesse Jaymz   Email Jesse Jaymz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jesse Jaymz's Home Page   View IP for Jesse Jaymz

janet,
you dont have to be sorry for making me cry.  everyone needs to cry.  your work is great.  and i'm glad that you can see the pain that kids like me have gone threw.  alot of people cant see that.  thank you so much for posting it.  i love eading your work.  thanks again.  *hugs*


 True beauty is often hidden in darkness...
~Jesse C. Jaymz~
Bronx
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10 posted 02-03-2000 05:17 PM       View Profile for Bronx   Email Bronx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bronx

Wonderful-
I agree with everything that was said above!
Poetically yours
Bronx

 Be careful!
It's a jungle out there!

AVANTI
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11 posted 02-04-2000 03:09 AM       View Profile for AVANTI   Email AVANTI   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for AVANTI

janet...
that has bought me to tears here in this net cafe..and i just don't feel like stopping...
silent tears...
it's hard to bring out these things in the open and for you to write on it is such a beautiful gesture...
i know a lot of survivors...who will thank you in their heats for this...
Avanti
armanca
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12 posted 02-04-2000 05:56 AM       View Profile for armanca   Email armanca   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for armanca

Wow Janet!  Everyone says that....it's better to get it out in the open.  *smile* And maybe it's true. From one survivor to the next...It sure seems like a struggle to me.


Carman
Janet Marie
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13 posted 02-04-2000 12:57 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

you guys-ALL- are SO amazing...thank you so much for the support,
Jesse...*hugs* to you too(smile)
as Danni & Avanti pointed out...seems like we all know someone who lives this pain...or we are living it ourselves, it happends much more than anyone realizes, its a cycle of hurt that continues on in generations. The cycle can only be broken when someone helps the survivors heal the scars(as much as they can be)...
I wish I had the answers, I wish I could do more than write a poem...but my friend taught me that somtimes one gesture of understanding can make a real difference.
Avanti, I cry with you,... to both you and Armanca... thank you for your words and understanding...together we find faith and even hope...most of all we find the strength to heal, to go on.
take care, stay strong Janet Marie

 Some things cannot be explained by verses that rhyme,
They are not measured by the commitment of time.
Some emotions run too deep to be described by words,
Forgiveness and understanding-
remain the most beautiful words ever heard.
Janet Marie


Justbleu
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14 posted 02-04-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

This is a great dedication!!  It is sooo sad the horrible things that happen in this world!!  I always wish I had the power to end it all!!!  Thank You for giving others a voice to their pain!!

Take Care
Bridgette


 Creation of woman from the rib of Man: She was not made from his head to top him; nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him; but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved."
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15 posted 02-04-2000 07:37 PM       View Profile for Inferno   Email Inferno   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Inferno

A truely powerful poem, I was very moved by it.
Munda
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16 posted 02-09-2000 03:44 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

What a powerful poem Janet.

"Silent tears won't testify"

and

"Who cries for the children..."

Touched me deep in my soul.
I wish I could give all these children one big
((((((((((HUG))))))))))

Munda
Janet Marie
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17 posted 02-09-2000 04:30 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

thank you SO much to Just Bleu,
Inferno and Munda, for you encouragement of this poem...this one is special to me...not because I wrote it but for the person who inspired it...and the amazing lessons I learned from their courage. I hope everyone who ever reads it knows they have a voice and that there are others out here who truly do understand and care.
Thanks again to ALL here who replied to this poem... you touched my heart and continue to inspire and amaze me. This place is very special!!!
with love and respect, janet marie


 "...she said I dont know if I've ever been good enough...I'm a little bit rusty...and I feel like my head is caving in,
and I dont know if I've ever been really loved- by a hand thats touched me, and I feel like somethings gonna give...and I'm a little bit angry...
Well...this aint over..NO not yet...not while I still need you around"...
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faith
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18 posted 02-10-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for faith   Email faith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for faith

Hey that was awesome  ..keep it up! )
really touched me! faith
Michael
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19 posted 02-10-2000 01:10 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Janet Marie,
    This poem grabbed me in a hard way being a "survivor" myself.  Mo one seems to cry for the children and many times the curse falls to them generation by generation.  Perhaps one by giving public awareness we might make a difference but for now it's something that happens way too often in way too many homes.
    Powerful words you have spoken here.  An excellent poem.


Michael
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20 posted 02-10-2000 05:17 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Almost missed this!  Wow!  This is a great dedication, Janet Marie.  Your words are so beautiful and touching in this poem.  The last line was profound and a perfect ending.

Joy
Adriahh
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21 posted 02-10-2000 06:39 PM       View Profile for Adriahh   Email Adriahh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Adriahh

that's very nice, I wrote one in the open forum called "A mother's sin" about my own childhood events, maybe I should have posted it here, it would have been more readily accepted, very nice though!
angel girl
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22 posted 02-11-2000 03:23 PM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

This is great. You seemed to be speaking specifically about my own childhood.

 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
-William Shakespeare

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23 posted 06-15-2005 02:25 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I never got to this one before tonight, and with tears in my eyes I know you have more knowledge of life within to share, and I feel very proud and honored to be able to read it.  Your responses back to people are poetry in themselves Janet Marie, and you dear lady, are a very special icon in these halls of blue.
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24 posted 07-07-2008 12:51 PM       View Profile for shattered-smiles   Email shattered-smiles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for shattered-smiles

Janet . . . love this.  Thank you so much for writing.

TJ

So cut me into pieces and tape me into something beautiful...

 
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