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Adrian Beloved Angel Child
by RD Larson
Thursday, August 28, 2003
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a child is lost and I am heartbroken.

2005 RDLarson

2005 RDLarson







A child died and I was heartbroken




Beloved Angel Adrian Child


By


RD Larson


Your suffering is mine;

my heart falls dead
in your black pain



would I, had I taken you for my own,
this then is my despair and guilt



I only wish it had been me instead of you.


Your shining face and fragile soul
will mark forever these words of  true mother loveas you lie clinging helplessly to life



Survive, dear Adrian, please.


Broken and Tortured,
know somehow that you are



my child of the universe


my hope, my mother's love is in your heart.
You are the child I love; the child I love.
Come back from the abyss



I will shelter you
 with my body and my mind against all enemies
if there is a bitter outcome
 I will take up your cause



Your innocent self is my beacon of motherhood
If somehow you can come back from the dark, you will have
a home with a motherwho will love and care for you
forevereven though you may not be with me
even though you may pass from life



know in your tiny heart that
I love you with every fiber of my being
and you will forever be the child



The next day Adrian died, a victim of child abuse; is mother was arrested for the crime


2005 RDLarson


According to some estimates,up to 80 percent of child abuse cases involve drug- or alcohol-addicted parents. The case that comes most quickly to mind, of course, is the death of young Adrian Conway, whose mother, a drug user, has been charged with murder

        By Anita Creamer



(Published Sept 13, 1996) Sacramento Bee

 
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Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 8/31/2003
Having worked in public schools for years, and having known of cases which, though reported, our hands were tied, this touches me very deeply. Too many laws we have, too many 'rights' to protect, not enough intervention. The tragic result is that children die. And we go on thinking 'we've tried, but 'tried' is not enough!

Thank you for writing this, RD. And thank you for sharing it with us.

Carmen
Reviewed by Floreann Cawley 8/31/2003
God bless...Floreann
Reviewed by Joyce Rapier 8/31/2003
I feel your pain. God bless you.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 8/29/2003
You've portrayed the helplessness and the hope that a loving will can make a difference in a tiny abused life, RD. I am so sorry for this child, for them all. Your poem is piercingly sad...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/29/2003
heart piercing write! :( thanks for sharing! this subject needs to be addressed again and again! >tears < (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/29/2003
Too sad! Thank you for sharing such a tough subject... it's always the children that suffer.... tears here...
In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 8/29/2003
Shockinly sad, but bravely written.
A child's pain becomes our own.
Peace and hugs to you
Ch'erie
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