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Less Than Zero (No Excuse For Abuse)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Monday, September 17, 2007
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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.

Image (c) Karla Dorman.

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 9/21/2007
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
Reviewed by Charlie 9/21/2007
Zeros with knives! There is just no excuse for it, you're right.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/19/2007
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.

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/18/2007
well written, so many abused souls-we must have zero tolerance for abusers
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 9/18/2007
You are so right my friend! There is no excuse for've penned a powerful write my friend, well done!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 9/17/2007
These scars are worn deep inside and are hidden by children. They hurt forever.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 9/17/2007
Karla that is so true, abuse is never acceptable
God Bless
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 9/17/2007
Very good, Karla. I'd like to remind everyone that even men can be the victems.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 9/17/2007
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 9/17/2007
Well Penned Karla
painful subject
Peace be with you

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/17/2007
Dear Heart words are the MOST painful weapons. A heart wrenching write.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/17/2007
Well stated Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by George Thompson 9/17/2007
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."

Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/17/2007
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...

Reviewed by John Leko 9/17/2007
...scars from the abuser...rarely seen...rarely surface on their skin...but only to the abused...remaining forever.
well done...
Reviewed by D Johnson 9/17/2007
Well written with a loud AMEN from me.

Reviewed by Glen Schulz 9/17/2007
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) 9/17/2007
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 9/17/2007
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 9/17/2007
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 9/17/2007
There's no excuse. NONE.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/17/2007
Those that abuse children should have their hands chopped off!!!!!!
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