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Cops don't like to answer calls from children
getting raped.  It's the child's word, you know.
Another parent looking the other way.
Answered 'em all, wouldn'  have time
to ride on murder.  Like that.  Reg'lar
as rain,  rape. You kidding me?   Talkin'
hundreds.  Thousands in New York.  L.A.,  
Atlanta, Chicago. N.O. -- name one, kids
are crying for help.  Some is out of spite,
you know.   Somehow we're supposed to know
who's on the up and up.  Sure.  Right.
Boys??    God, yes.  Prob'ly more don't ask,
don't tell situation.  Plenty of girls too afraid.
Think it's their fault.   Hundreds, thousands,
just the tip of the iceberg.  Hell's bells.
Ain' natural.  Is, who knows?  Don't get
paid to think, just roll.  Grow a shell
or you'll end up sticking your revolver
in your mouth.   Maybe commit suicide
by cop yourself.   And yes,  there are cops
injure their own.  Know the ropes,
doesn't get to court.  Like the man said,
We don't need all kinds, just got 'em.
Damn, 'ere's another one on the horn.
Some nights, don't think you can stand
. . .forgetaboud it.  Just. . .forget  it!
) Phyllis Jean Green,  February, 2006



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Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 8/20/2007
Awful. But all to true. Great write about a sickening subject that I know too well. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 2/10/2006
No way could I be a law enforcement officer. I might "accidentally" shoot somebody doing this to a child where they'd never forget it for the rest of their lives. There needs to less "awareness" because everyone's aware--and a whole lot more prevention and support and locking up folks who keep paying their way out of such terrorism against children.

blessin's Sis. PEA, strong write Girlfren'
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/10/2006
The statistics say that only one in four rapes are reported so however many they are hearing about, there are three times that many that aren't calling them. With a rape call, there should be physical evidence and that should be checked with every call, both to convict and to dismiss. A very sad write, Pea, but one we can never hear enough until attitudes and laws change. My dad was a police officer and I can remember hearing such lines like "the way she was dressed, she was just asking for it." NO woman asks to be raped!!!!
Take care,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/10/2006
A sad reality my dear friend..the system stinks!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/10/2006
It really is time we all took personal responsibility for whats going on in our God forsaken world Pea !
Cops.parents, teachers, and social workers etc, should all be doing their job professionally, with the highest degree of diligence and care, back to basics in other words, instead of all this hand wringing and looking the other way !
No wonder the state we are in !
Vey well thought out and pertinent pen !
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 2/9/2006
Hard-scrabble earth true, Phyllis! Thank you.

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/9/2006
Another parent looking the other way.

I always have a hard time with the "look the other way" parent. As Carmen said, you're telling it like it is with this potent write. Your sense of justice shines and your outrage raises a call for diligence in this matter-of-fact penning. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 2/9/2006
Sad truth, Phyllis, and you tell it like it is. The idea of raping a child turns me inside out. Some find it okay and continue their efforts to creat future sociopaths who continue to pay for some one else's crime.

Reviewed by Marcia Duning (Reader) 2/9/2006
Thanks, Pod

Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 2/9/2006
Greaat piece Phyllis, as wife of a retired P.O. and as a former Victim Assistance Corodinator in a small town 28K, you are really on top of it in this piece. And don't forget the parents who blame the victim.. I could go on an on but will include in upcoming piece on "When the children become buzzards" watch for it probably next week. My cup runneth over. Peace, love, and blessings.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/9/2006
Heartbreaking write Pea, I am part of a child protection team and deal with this a lot more than I would like to, and I live in small town USA...however I can, I do try to make a difference
love and peace...Carole
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/9/2006
This chills to the marrow, yet what do we do about it as parents, teachers family friends etc. it's just one big cauldron of witches brew out there Pea, and getting more so by the day!Great thought provoker!!! Thanks for sharing...

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/9/2006
A very strong write, and heartbreaking. There can never be enough eyes and ears to hear and protect the children. Well done,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/9/2006

Shattering write...what cops must go through is painfully expressed in this heartbreaking write. God bless the children, and those who have sworn to protect and defend them...when the system turns their eyes the other way. Very well written, but O, such pain.

(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/9/2006
kids are crying for help.

And you speak on their behalf very very powerfully, Phyllis.
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