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Help Them Now
by Carol J Grace

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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We heard today of yet another child who was kidnapped, murdered, and thrown into a garbage dump as though her little life had not mattered. God forgive us for the perverseness of our ways, and deliver us from the Evil One.

May you station angels around these little ones that no child suffers this fate again, and no parent has to receive the call that says, “Your child is dead.”

Help Them Now

The body of another innocent found,
thrown upon a trash heap
as though her life did not count.

My stomach becomes an old wringer-style washer
as we hear how she was found, and the churning
bile then rises in my throat as my anger

is wrung out, and then hung out to die,
but die it will not, for I can no longer rely
on platitudes like bad things happen to good people,

I can no more be silent while his most recent victim
cries out for justice, and his future sacrifice to the demons
within scream help me, save me, don’t let her fate be mine.

I hear their cries echoing in my head,
I want my mommy, daddy come save me,
I don’t want to be dead.

The fear foisted upon me by this monster is vile,
and I am suffocating from the evil,
my breathing shallow and swallowing tears

I pray, forgive us, Oh, God, for the perverseness
of some men is great, that they would so easily
snuff out the life of one so small, and so sweet.

Can we be redeemed when such malevolence exists?
Can we be forgiven, or will this condition persist?
I want to save them, I want to protect them all.

I want to help them now.

(c) 2009 Carol J. Grace All Rights Reserved

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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 6/13/2012
So sad, but such a profound truth, Carol. You have given a voice to the many innocent ones, and may God continue to use you,and us in The Den, as harbingers of His love and mercy.
Continued success~
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/19/2010
very emotional-words escape me as this deed is so vile, you have written well
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/18/2010
I have to tell you and have told anyone who would listen and some who didn't want to, but if, when a man molests a child, not necessarily would he have to kill them, he should be executed, never mind if they actually kill them. We are far too lenient on these sick-minded people. I say sick-minded, because they have to be to do what they do, but I do NOT mean they are insane and I DO believe they know what they are doing and they know it is wrong, but the do it anyway. Shame on our society.
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