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Less Than Zero (No Excuse For Abuse)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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Chanti's articles on abuse inspired this one. There's no excuse for abuse of ANY kind, for any living creature, man, woman, child, animal. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Time to end it, now.

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less than zero, less than
the lowest common
denominator adds up
to someone, abused:

who hears how worth.less,
who hears how stupid,
who hears worth.less,
who hears good for nothing ...

words as painful as fists:
jut as hard, just as brutal,
these words slapped in rage:
just can't see the scars.

(c) 2007, Karla Dorman  (9/17)

  

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Reviewed by chris stienstra
Karla,
I loved the "naked" posture of this work. You have made alive these feelings from this abuse. "words as painful as fists".....sometimes the scar tissue fron this never heals in ones ears.
My very best to you
Chris
Reviewed by Charlie
Zeros with knives! There is just no excuse for it, you're right.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
Your intro says it ALL. NO abuse is tolerable. The abuser is the one with the problem, not the victim.
Abusers should receive punishment equal to or greater than a murderer, in my opinion.

Kathy
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
well written, so many abused souls-we must have zero tolerance for abusers
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
You are so right my friend! There is no excuse for abuse...you've penned a powerful write my friend, well done!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
These scars are worn deep inside and are hidden by children. They hurt forever.
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Karla that is so true, abuse is never acceptable
God Bless
Michelle~
Reviewed by Jerry Engler
Very good, Karla. I'd like to remind everyone that even men can be the victems.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
Karla, you have a heart of shining gold. I thank you for reading my article 'Broken Child' and for responding and joining forces to fight against abuse. Yes, it does have to stop. You also responded to an earlier article I'd written 'No excuse for abuse' about mental / emotional abuse and you've so clearly defined how this insidious behaviour breaks down a person's moral fabric and leaves them feeling vulnerable and insecure. Nobody should ever be made to feel worthless. Each human being has value.
Thank you for sharing this poem. May you never hear those words spoken to you again for you are a woman of great worth.
Your friend from South Africa... Chanti (((((hugs)))))
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Well Penned Karla
painful subject
Peace be with you

Love
William
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Dear Heart words are the MOST painful weapons. A heart wrenching write.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Well stated Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Thompson
How true, Karla, how true! Once said, the damage has been done and no amount of amends can ever take things back to the way it "was."

George
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Very well said Karla and so true, Chanti's wite and the accompanying pictures had a strong impression on all of us I am sure...

fee
Reviewed by John Leko
...scars from the abuser...rarely seen...rarely surface on their skin...but only to the abused...remaining forever.
well done...
John
Reviewed by D Johnson
Well written with a loud AMEN from me.

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Glen Schulz
Short and succinct. The point is clear. Anyone who abuses living things, be it an adult, a child, or animal ( Michael Vick can rot in hell) is below cockroach and deserves to be staked out and left for ants to do what they do.
Nice, Glen
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
I'm inclined to agree with Georg, except with a few more body parts added to the list of those to be chopped off. And one more very important thing..... Shame on those who know of abuse and never call the authorities; as well those who close their eyes and ears because it sickens them to think of such things! How are they helping? Head buried in sand folks. Blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
None whatsoever! Powerfully stated cry of "NO MORE of this!!" Very well done, Karla; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Emotional abuse is worse than physical...The body can heal, but the mind remembers every word and lives every word.
The scars live deep inside and eventually does emerge at a later date, usually when they have children of their own and the cycle continues...It is that cycle that needs to be broken and the abuse will start to subside.
Thank you for an awakening, I was a childhood victim of both verbal and physical abuse. I chose to stop the cycle and I have very healthy children...
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
There's no excuse. NONE.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Those that abuse children should have their hands chopped off!!!!!!
Georg
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