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A Childhood Stolen
by Robert Amoroso
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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This poem is dedicated to all children and the adults that follow, living a life of abuse…never give in, never give up, and NEVER be silent!



A Childhood Stolen

By Robert Amoroso


She came into my life, but didn’t stay,

a troubled past, many miles away.


A beautiful woman she was indeed,

but there were warning signs, I did not heed.


A Southern Bell with an enchanting smile,

and a whispered past that was impossible to hide.


A childhood stolen by a trusted face,

that no power on earth can ever replace.


A secret shared by only a few,

a sister’s love, and now there were two.


The years quickly mount and this child has grown,

into a beautiful woman, so confused and alone.


Time has passed with unfulfilled dreams,

and relationships failed that could not be seen.


Romances start but quickly end, and

lovers wind up being nothing more then just “friends.


Innocence lost, can never be claimed,

those who stood silent bare nothing but shame,

and warm Bible Belt nights, and Born Again hymns,

can never erase an unspeakable sin. 


2007 Copyright Robert Amoroso
















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Reviewed by John Domino 3/20/2010
Dear Bob, "A Childhood Stolen" is a very touching poem with an extremely worthwhile message. I just don't know if physical or mental abuse is more damaging. I and some of my friends growing up in Brooklyn suffered both. I read your bio and like you I was
the only member of my family to break away and get a degree. I now mentor college students and teach several courses. My 24 years in the US Air Force really helped me to reach my potential. My faith has helped me to exceed and go beyond what I thought I was capable of doing. I love the verse,"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." True Chistian faith is a mystery but it builds character and gives a person strength to go far beyond the boundries set up by man. There IS no limit to what man can do with God. Our father has all the answers. We just have to ask the right questions. Amen my friend.

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 6/14/2009
A sad truesium for some children in this world. You poem is remarkabe and touces one heart!.I feel soory for the child who carries hese scars with in through teir life time..any times the abuser has been abused also.. Whats wrong with this world?????? Don't they know right from wrong?.........M
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/8/2009
Too many children have been robbed of their childhood by "trusted" faces. I have written a number of poems on this very subject, as my own daughter was molested by her uncle "a trusted face". You have told a tragic tale in this one, and I felt every word!
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 3/27/2009
Robert -
Oh do I know this!
SAD 2 SAy, and my Bio (at the bottom speaks of it with Imagery and more)
My (birth)father is my Birmingham Alabama,(My mom and dad while he was in the Navy) where he says it BEGAN, yea right!
YOur poem speaks of TRUST, emotions, empty hiding of feelings and so much more!
Thank you for sharing, I write of Abuse in my poems too, I hope you skim a few, I can't name them right now! but their spoken with affirmity! One I can really think of is like #150, "My MOther's Husband" BEWARE it's HONEST, Blunt, long but said with TRUTH! I've grown past it and now OUT to help and Lift others through it or WARN them and Assure them BEFORE it happens! My Book on Abuse and Memories will be awhile, but it's a mission I tend to conquor! Sorry so long, but you touch a deep chord~! in my Spirit that keeps me STRONG!

Warmest Blessings of Love, Peace and Bright Light, Warrior Purple Lady SHEExoo
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/17/2007
I write of abuse and this is a very beautifully way of bringing abuse to your reader. Please read my poem "Meet Me Under The Willow Tree" when you have a moment. That is going to be the title of a book I am working on about childhood abuse. I find your work to touch my soul.
Thank you for sharing.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly 8/20/2007
Ooh? This prose is so profound for words to describe; really goes right to the heart. And it's not only the physical but also the emotional abuse that damages so many innocent lives. Thanks for sharing. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/6/2007
Robert, this is truly a gem of a work and the sensitivity overwhelms.

Reviewed by Lynn Barry 2/24/2007
Hello my old friend,
This is a wonderful poem.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Reviewed by Karen Cino 2/20/2007
Powerful write that opens your mind to look at those around you. This seems to be a lot of this going on around us. My kids are my life and come first. I think that is a lesson that needs to be learned by many.
Thanks for sharing and hopefully this will open kids eyes to talk to someone who can help them.

Reviewed by Linda Hill 2/18/2007
This poem is POWERFUL! I also write for the abused children. This poem touches me deeply. So many of our abused children of the world are afraid to speak out for themselves. WE have to be their voice. Thank you for sharing this awesome poem, Robert. Outstanding write!

Blessings to you,
Reviewed by Linda Murray 2/15/2007
A Powerful poem indeed.
A message that should be told.
Well done,Robert.
Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/15/2007
Powerful and heartbreaking; God help those little ones! Very well done, Robert!

(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 2/15/2007
I pray the healing of real love of self strengthens her to love again in an innocent love of unconditional trust.

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