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The Little Ones
by Candida L Eittreim

Saturday, May 15, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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For all the hurt children, who have died, and for those who still suffer in silence.

The battered ghosts of the little ones no one ever cared for,

tiny spectres, bruised and lost,

bear silent witness to the indifference

of our self absorption


Little phantoms who see

those who suffer as they did..

Hear the screams and cries of the helpless,

battered babies no one sees.


Too late, too late someone tries to help.

Broken children who cannot be mended

wrapped in white sheets,

stained with blood,

are carried under the strobing lights of

merciless reality.


Too late we cry,

Vowing never again.. yet

Still they die..alone.

The little phantoms that haunt our lives

Victims of our selfish indifference.

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Reviewed by E. Richardson 7/2/2004
emotive and emotional...well done flow and structure...powerful message...splendid job, Candida.
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 6/1/2004
well done, important words
Reviewed by Ann Piatt 5/18/2004
Truth be told...this one was very difficult for me to read. I have worked with abused children throughout my career...and it never stops being painful to hear the see the know their horror. This touched me.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 5/17/2004
So sad, yet powerfully and so well written!
Gods bless ALL the children!

Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 5/15/2004
Powerful! This horrific problem never ends...well written, Candy.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/15/2004
why people do these things to innocent little children i will never understand! god bless our little ones!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >tears <

heartbreaking poem!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/15/2004
This was so sad and so true, just breaks my heart, I understand all to well, excellent,

Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 5/15/2004
Stark and harrowing Candy, but the problem you describe is much more widespread than most people care to think.
And let's not forget adults can be victims of terrible abuse too, particularly psychological abuse. It really is time we woke up to the world we have made.
As usual your work is beautifully written sweetheart.
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