Monday, April 26, 2010

Did you know that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month?

I can't imagine anybody abusing a child. Every time I see another case in the news, I hug my babies a little tighter and hold them a little bit closer to let them know how much I love them.

I recently found a poem that I wrote when I was just 13 years old after witnessing a mother repeatedly punch her 2 year old son after he tried to wake her up after a night of hard drugs and partying. I remember leaving that house with my cousin, crying so hard I could barely breathe, and feeling so much hatred towards that woman for hurting that little boy like that. Several years after that, I remember hearing word that she had been drunk and was hit and killed by a train.  Children are so precious and we should never allow abuse to happen. If you see or know of a child being abused, and you don't report it, you are just as guilty as the person doing the abusing.  Here's that poem I wrote so long ago when I was just an innocent kid myself!




Don't Walk Away

By: ME!



It's a spreading plague we pretend we don't see

It's all over our country, it's reality

Each day another child gets battered and abused

They don't know why it's happening, they feel so confused

They are missing out on life, not having any fun

The pain that they are going through can never be undone.

These innocent children fear for their lives

As the cold words cut through them like a thousand knives.

Why is this going on, they can't seem to find

They search for the answers in the back of their mind.

They have no one to love them, they think it's all their fault

Nobody deserves this kind of assault.

Don't pretend you don't see the pain that they feel

This isn't make belief, their pain is for real.

They silently pray for help as everyone ignores

What's going on behind those closed doors.

You may not see the tears but I know that they exist

Caused by the slaps in the face and the pain in the fists.

They need someone to tell them it's going to be ok

Don't let them hurt anymore, don't walk away.

4 comments:

Night Owl Mama said...

HUGs I've been there!

Sand ... Man said...

Thanks for being a new follower, I am now following too.

Beautiful poem, and I understand what you mean about hugging the little ones every time that you hear something. I was a child who grew up in a home of domestic violence and I believe it has made me into the person that I am now.

Have a wonderful week!

Sandra
http://andnextcomes.blogspot.com

Denise said...

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MollyinMinn said...

I do the same thing. Hold a little tighter and try to focus on the positive things in our world.

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