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His Last Vestige of Virginity (a painful, tearful piece, read at your own risk)
by Ed Matlack
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I am not sure what brought this on, but I felt it needed to be written...what can we do to end what happens here, is there a way to stop it, are we humane enough to make it go away...? It's been going on since the beginning of time, why would a supposedly compassionate God allow this to continue...? ed

His Last Vestige of Virginity…


 


Raped at age eleven,


His last vestige of childhood virginity,


Taken and used starting at age seven,


Wishes he were able to go to heaven,


His name a beautiful Devon…


 


He started life in a family of love,


Mom and dad and sisters and brother,


All killed in a terrible accident,


Except this poor little boy,


Yes, at age seven…


 


Bounced around from family to foster,


Homes with love, but too many to feed,


Starved by one, beaten by another,


This poor little boy knew nothing,


He thought he did wrong, no more love of a mother…


 


Given an aspirin at age seven,


Supposedly for a cold,


He slept and awoke surrounded by bodies,


All naked and writhing, adults forcing him to perform,


As far as he was concerned, this was the norm…


 


Too survive he became the best,


He could do no less,


If he did, he was beaten into submission,


His life became an adult pleasing sexual mission,


His age and size prevented his protest…


 


He grew, yes to be eleven,


By then he was quite active,


The best clothing, the best food,


He was traded and sold throughout the world…


 


At eleven they thought him to be of puberty age,


They felt it time to introduce him to something new to engage,


In his own apartment on the eleventh floor,


He was held down and taped to the “bed behind the door,”


Fearing for his life, the pain unbearable,


He did allow these men of various races and age,


To have their way, he learned he could do no more…


 


The next morning, he awoke with blood and pain,


The men in the next room, laughing and ready to begin again, it was plain,


Into his closet he went, loaded the shotgun he had stolen,


Opened the door, shot them all dead,


Walked to the balcony, sat on the edge and shot himself off,


He was dead before he hit the ground,


But he made sure he would be, either with the shotgun round,


Or the sudden stop when the ground he did splatter…


 


A nude, raped and beaten eleven year old,


Taken when he was but a seven year old,


Four years of torture and pain,


In his life he did never to others complain,


In his death, he did to the world explain…


            © ed ~ 1/7/05

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Reviewed by Bobbie Hess (Reader)
Unfortunately--so true for children of both genders. God gave us choices and a human mind to make those choices with. Some use wisely, most not. Will your write bring this type of abuse to light?-probably not; however, you did well in making the picture vivid. Our prayers cannot be answered if we don't put action into them. When we place blame, we shouldn't blame God--we need to look deep within ourselves and the actions (or should I say "non-actions") of society.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
This is so sad Ed!!

Life sucks my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Reginald Birch (Reader)
Ed, this is painful to read, as you say it has happening for far to long, and wrongly not publicized. Your powerful piece will help bring it to the fore and if that helps to stop any abuse to children without the help of any god , good on ya.
Reg.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Ed. Would that such would never be. But we know better. And you have brought it out to the forefront. Painful. Disgusting. Undeniable. Could make one sad to be a human. Powerful write, my friend. Love and peace to you and to Rufuz.

Regis
Reviewed by jude forese
a very tragic and painful write ...
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
This will haunt me for days. katy xox.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
A painful write. Thanks for addressing the topic.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
sad, so hurtful.....if i didn't know it would sound almost unbelieveable.....we can't blame God (the father) for the sins of his sons (us)
there are lessons to be learned from all this mad-ness the real question is will we ever get it
life is filled with love and hate
it is filled with seemingly unbearable pain and ultimate happiness
and we have to have that faith that there are reasons and question alike solutions but are we willing?
sad and hurtful....almost unbelieveable
Reviewed by Sue Hess
this is tragic. you wrote very well about a subject that we all need to work to erase. children should be cherished, not ravished
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
this ripped my heart out; nobody should have to endure this hell! powerful, gutwrenching write; well done!

(((HGUS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
This just tears at the very fibers of my being. It is a common story for boys and moreso for girls. No person should ever be forced in a sexual way and anyone who does this deserves to be prosecuted, anyone who does this to a child, deserves to be shot...or hunted down like and animal and then shot. If the child decides to go on with their life or if they take their own life as this child did, there is a part of them that dies with the acts committed against them. Tragic tale, Ed. Very well written.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
I would have loaded it for him but then this sounds like the real life story of my friend who went through this tragedy.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Another chilling real life event that needs world wide attention. This needs to end now! There is no exuse for this behavior. He shall be bathed in lights now, perhaps a teacher to bring light to this situation, the others? lets just say I would not want to have their karma.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
What a terrible and tragically sad tale, Ed. One truly has to wonder about the 'humanity' of adult human beings who put these innocent children through such a god-awful hell.

But, I believe your right; this type of child torture and molestation has been going on forever, and it hasn't stopped yet. Maybe more need to write and publicize these tragic stores, and speak out against this abuse on behalf of these child victims, like you have so powerfully done here.
Reviewed by Silke Lance, Dr. Ph (Reader)
A very painful write....
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