Friday, April 26, 2013

Fears Hidden Away



                                                           It happens so often
                                                           A small, whimpering voice
                                                           Heard in the dark
                                                           Without reason or choice

                                                           With an empty stomach
                                                           A body that's bruised
                                                           No where to turn
                                                           And everything to lose

                                                           Such an innocent place
                                                           Where childhood lives
                                                           Is slowly taken away
                                                           By the hand that gives

                                                          A small spirit is broken
                                                          The pieces are gone
                                                          Never to be replaced
                                                          But innocence goes on

                                                          Running and jumping
                                                          So happy at play
                                                          With a smile on its face
                                                          And fears hidden away

                                                          @ Susie Swanson, 2013

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.. Sadly, to many children are abused everyday. It breaks my heart to know that so many suffer in silence and come to expect it and never know different or have anywhere to go or anybody to turn to. Blessings, Susie

21 comments:

  1. Susie,
    It's nice of you to write a poem in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Any time we can let our voices be heard to protect the children, we must do so. Children are special people, indeed.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  2. Thank you Sheri.. Children are very special and it breaks my heart to know there are people that's cold hearted enough to hurt them. I've always had a special place in my heart for children and old people.Love to you.. xo

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  3. Thanks for addressing such a harsh topic. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I know too well the pain of these children who suffer atrocities by hands that should be nurturing not harming them.

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    1. Thank you Susie and I'm so sorry for what you've had to endure.. You are so right, they as cold hearted as they come.. Hugs to you my friend.

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  4. Susie, You are so right . Mant times the abuse is by the hands of the child's own parent. That is heart breaking...but the child hangs onto their love of that parent. My own father whipped us kids till we peed our pants. I didn't know at the time that he was hung over from drinking and didn't want us near. I still loved him. He and my mother divorced, and daddy signed us kids over to the welfare. Mom had to go to court to fight to keep us, she did keep us. I still loved my father. But I knew I would never treat my daughters like that. xoxo, Susie

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    1. I'm so sorry for what you've went through Susie.. It must have been devastating for you and your siblings... This happens to much and there needs to be something done.. These children have had their innocence taken away.. Something one never gets over.. I was very blessed.. Love you my friend.

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  5. How touching, Susie! Thank you for highlighting such a serious problem.

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  6. It's beyond me how some people hurt the "innocents" of our world. Heart breaking indeed! Many thanks go out to all those who fight to keep children (and others) safe and sound. It's good of you to write a poem in honor of national child abuse prevention month!

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    1. Thank you Lise. I agree, they are angels of mercy for sure..Hugs. xo

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  7. This one brought tears to my eyes Susie!

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  8. A moving poem, Susie. Child abuse is more common than we realize, I think. So tragic.

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  9. Heaven lies in our infancy..But today kids live a life in hell where they are tortured & their innocence are snatched away by certain brutal beasts..we all got to seriously do something about this problem to put an end to child abuse.U have written on this matter well by ur lovely verses.Smiles:))Susie Swanson.. GOD<3U

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  10. It breaks my heart to think about what some little children endure in their short lives... beautiful poem, Susie. ((HUGS))

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    1. It does mine to Paula. Thank you so much.

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  11. Oh, my, Susie! What a powerful poem. It breaks my heart to think of some precious little children going through such sorrow. This poem really touched me.
    I like the look of your blog very much.

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda. There's more of it than we know,sadly.

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  12. I did not know that April was Child Abuse prevention month. I wonder why would people have children if they want to abuse them.

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