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Broken Angel. . .
by Leslie P Garcia
Friday, October 04, 2002

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Broken child.  The tears

          That scald your face

          Sear our souls,

          Make men,

          Strong men,



          If the hurt

          Could be waved away,

          The night

          Made safe, the world

          Made whole—

          We would do anything

          Now, knowing.


          But you came to us

          In headlines

          And on the news,

          A broken child,

          An angel

          Cruelly smashed—

          And we reach out as one—

          Inept, though,

          We lack the artistry

          To make you whole again.


                   Leslie P. Garcia

                   Copyright 2002

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Reviewed by Joanna Leone 8/22/2008
This poem was written with such passion. Your words have touched my heart as you describe the children who may have been emotionally or physically abused. It is so true that we hear about it in the headlines, or news. Sometimes a child is so badly beaten physically or emotionally, that it is too late to fix, or by the time we hear about it, the child's life has a sad ending. It makes me think, do we all reach out enough if we know of abuse? What goes on in the mind of a person who abuses a child, who is so innocent, young and carefree?
This is a beautiful poem. Stop into my den when you have a chance.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/8/2007
Powerful in meaning and emotions expressed, Leslie. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Stephanie Logue (Reader) 10/13/2002
There are so many attacks against innocent children now. What a sad but important message!
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