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A Little Girl's Cry
by Linda M Hill

Monday, April 26, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Deep inside myself
So I can't feel
Scars on my heart
That will never heal
I hear the children play
Normal girls and boys
Perfect white houses
Room full of toys

Tear stained sheets
Draped on my bed
Sometimes I wish
That I was dead
Why do they hit me
Don't they see I am small
Does it make them feel big
Or stand ten feet tall

There's a special corner
Deep in my heart
That's where I hide
When the beatings start
I hold everything in
I don't dare let them see
The damage they do
When they're hurting me

I cover my bruises
Swallow my pride
Knowing with every blow
Part of me died
Scared of the shadows
Knowing I can't tell
Wishing someone would come
Rescue me from this hell

~Linda Hill 2004

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Reviewed by Frank Swales (Reader) 8/6/2007
Reading this poem brought a tear to my eye (and that happens rarely in my crusty retired years). But it shouts out one of our shamefully hidden truths. Keep shouting, Linda.
Reviewed by Sam 6/21/2007
So very strong. So very poignant. So very VERY!
Reviewed by Mary Tilley 5/19/2007
This poem is exceptional and has an expressive quality that no one would be able to write unless one had been there themself. It is an excellent poem. Keep writing and God Bless!

Mary E Tilley
Reviewed by Andrea Van Scoyoc 4/13/2007
This peom had me in tears. How tragically awful. Thank you for sharing what is an all too real reality in the world.

Light and peace...
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 1/27/2007

"A Little Girl's Cry"
There is much strength in this write.
It is sad very sad child abuse needs to be eradicated!

Thank you for sharing hope you do not mind me to visit this older work. I do not recall ever visiting, however I had been here for years but was unable to log into my site until last summer so that could explain how I am just finding this site.

I happy to have found it and wish all the best to you, btw I like your blog also.
Author, Gwendolyn A. Thomas Gath
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Reviewed by Anne Brooks 10/3/2005
The musicality of the poem speaks to the reader and the" cry of the little girl" evokes the reality that some children face..Anne pawlak.
Reviewed by Mr Paton (Reader) 5/25/2004
A moving and perceptive portrayal of one of Today's modern curses .
Well done Linda , for a shining a Beacon of Hope on this disturbing and satanic phenomenon .
Peter Paton
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Reviewed by Cynthia Castle (Reader) 5/20/2004
Very compassionate expression of such a sad, but unfortunately true subject! I don't think I will ever be able to understand how anyone could intentionally hurt another, especially a child! This soulful write has a very powerful impact!
Reviewed by M Flack 5/3/2004
A painful reflection of the darker side of the soul. Thank you for sharing this poem. Your style is unique and well developed...
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/29/2004
Dear sweet Linda, your poetry and poems haven't lost any of its impact. You deliver always and tug at the heart of your readers; when
you write about those who suffer at the hands of others. I hope you are ok now. I miss you. Bill Murray
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 4/29/2004
I was really impressed with the perfect flow of this, the unforced rhymes, as well as by the strong meaning behind this emotional piece. Well-done!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/29/2004
Great write Linda from the core of your compassionate n luck...BHUWAN
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 4/28/2004
this moved me as i first saw the child and then the words..A total shame that children are abused.
As a parent some many times i read about it and can't understand how someone made us could we as parents abuse,,
this was very moving
thank you
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/27/2004
A very touching and moving poem - knocked me off my is too precious and too short for this to happen.
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 4/27/2004

That is such a powerful write. Personally, I feel that anyone who unjustly harms another human being, especially a child, should be tossed into the abyss. This really hit home hard. Thanks for sharing it with the world, and hopefully it may save someone’s soul and their life. Ever think about submitting it to the National Child Abuse Center? I am just beside myself as I stare at that fragile little human being, and realize the hell she must have endured. It is beyond reason why anyone would, or could do something like that. I say string him/her up, in the middle of town square, it will teach them a lesson, and maybe prevent someone else from being harmed. Thanks for your kind review.

Best of luck to you and yours,
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/27/2004
I have heard that parents beat their children because of frustration of themselves as a whole human. Personally? I just think they do it because they can and it makes them feel good to hurt the weak. Does that make them feel better? Probably, in the perversion which is their mind.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 4/27/2004
This is so touching, Linda!
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 4/26/2004
A poem I can relate too.
It has always torn me up to see a child abused in any way.

I'll never really understand how anyone can hurt something as precious and as pure as a child.

A very touching poem!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/26/2004
You always write with such compassion Linda!
This is so sad, but needs to be told and you
do it better better than anyone!Kudo's!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/26/2004
I think before anyone can have children, they should have EQ, IQ test, we can't drive without a test, what is more precious...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/26/2004

*tears* this rips at the heart--so powerfully and bitterly penned--were you abused, to feel this pain? i'm sorry, dear (((friend))), your pain shows up so vividly in this write

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(

wrote one similar to it, "why does daddy hit me?", no where as good as yours
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/26/2004
so sorry to see little ones suffer at the hands of monsters who call themselves human beings or adults! powerful and heartbreaking write!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/26/2004
This tugs at ones heart that there are people like that in the world that cause lasting scars on young helpless children.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/26/2004

This is a write filled with compassion, keep it up...
God Bless
Michelle R Kidwell
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/26/2004
Without Your Compassion This Den Is Falling Apart,i.e. You- We Hold It Together In Greater Good Of All Evil Around It!

Your Friend, TRASK

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