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Another poem dedicated to the survivors.

You come as a thief in the night,

To rob the last of a child's innocence,

No longer a girl - not yet a woman.


Roused from slumber by unfamiliar stirrings,

Fear is the emotion that rises to the top,

To scared to draw a breath or reveal consciousness.


Hands so familiar, now as a strangerís,

Heart pounding, soul screaming in vain,

Frozen with fright, helpless to defend.


Taking your pleasure from pain so deep,

A thief in the night you are,

Probing, stealing that which does not belong to you.


Stealing the jewels of a young, nubile girl-woman,

No forethought for the consequences,

Satisfying the curiosity of desire,

All the while sacrificing the last memories of childhood.


You leave as you came, silently,

A child no more - unable to comprehend,

The warm liquid calling card provides cold comfort from a thief in the night.

(c) Rose Limongi 2004

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Reviewed by Amanda Jones
Your imagery of "a warm liquid calling card bathing the victim in cold comfort" is spot on, whether it be from this terrible child abuse described, or the products of self-hurt. I've neither done nor experienced either, but I can take on a character's role through your poetry.

They are achieved, terrible lines of poetry that everyone should hear.
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
Rose, I must apologize for not getting back into your archives earlier. This powerful heart-ripping, soul-snatching composition has brought me to tears. I will never understand how anyone could do something as terrible as this to a child. My heart is absolutely broken. I am not a woman, yet personally I know many whom have suffered the long-lasting ill effects of such a heinous crime that sometimes I wish I were one out of shame for our species. Without trying to cover for men, I also know many who have suffered the same ill effects caused on the flipside of the coin and it brings me to tears. Take care and be well my gifted friend.
Reviewed by Mr Paton (Reader)
A deeply disturbing and incisive take on a taboo subject .
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Deep and powerful
an excellent written piece

Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader)
Powerful and hard hitting write...well said!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
very good and powerful write that cuts to the core; thanks for sharing, rose!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
What power and force do you deliver in this poem! Yes the reader has to live it to understand it. You are a spiritual writer and the spirit comes through so well for you. Bill

P.S. I recommend that you read some of the poety of one of your commentators. He is is wise and strong and his word is powerful; far beyond his years. >>> Bhuwan Thapaliya < < < < < <
his work is rewarding and his search is spiritual. I read your bio and believe some of us here at the den are very liked minded.
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
a gripping write on a tough subject, excellent work

thanks for creating and sharing
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
The stark realism of this piece is so powerful, Rose. Thank you for sharing and educating. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
This is so sad and another exceptional TRIBUTE....

Excellent poem.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Very sad but well conveyed with beauty of expression and clarity of thought!It seems that humanity progresses in every way, except in becoming civilized!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Very deep sad write Rose!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Rose this slices right through sad and goes straight into painful. Message clearly represented. Well done. Lisa
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Deep deep write!!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Powerfully penned message and write on behalf of all who have suffered such a tragic event, Rose. Well done.
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
Creative, image-ridden and utterly profound write of pain and violation. A voice for the ones that cannot speak for themselves of such evil deeds
Reviewed by jude forese
a very graphic troubling scenario that must be very difficult to overcome ...the reader has no choice but to become part of it ... so in that sense, a very successful poem ...
Reviewed by J. Pajot
It is harshly sad the depths to which our kind can sink...and joyous the crests to which the courage of those so harshly treated can ascend...there are no words to add to this that you have written...only tears that any should have to experience such deep betrayal...bright blessings to you, M'Lady, and hopes that you find softer graces in the times to well...
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Sad piece! I can feel your pain.

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
Deeply troubling.
Reviewed by Gaylen Sharp
Wow, I am sorry that I can't risk commenting on somthing so powerful and terrible and sad. I'm afraid that I might insult your intentions.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Great capture of a most distrubing event.
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