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Loss of Innocence
by April Sims

Friday, September 28, 2007
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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This is my follow-up to my poem 'Maximum Security'. I hope those that do not put the children first think twice before they involve the children. These horrible acts are taking place every day and WE need to protect the babies.


(c) 2006 by April Sims


I am sitting on this bus

At the age of 32

Looking out the tinted windows

Wearing a white jumper

Shackled to my seat

Adorning silver bracelets

On my hands and feet


Headed on a one way trip

Of no return





I never got the chance

To dance at my prom

Or turn my tassel

At graduation


I was chosen for this course

Because they say

I showed no remorse

16 years ago

When I relieved you of your pain


The pain that

Made your 16 year old daughter

A sacrificial lamb

To be laid countless times

Upon the altar

Of your glass god


The altar

That allowed men

To drain me of my innocence

By doing any and everything

They wanted to do to me






My mother, my guardian, my protector

Could continue

To feed your addictions of

                   Smoking crack

             Snorting cocaine


Gorging your veins


When I arrive at my final destination

I will be walked down a hall

And strapped to a table

As needles are inserted into my veins


After this is done

They will proceed

To open the curtain

And place me on public display


The warden will then nod his head

To begin

The descent

Of liquid slowly flowing

Through my veins


At this point

My eyes will close

And my young life

Will slowly start to fade away

And I will finally be set free


I won a poetry contest with the above  poem on Myspace.  My intention were to reached as many people as possible to at least make one person think twice.

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Reviewed by Art Sun 10/24/2007
There is great responsibility in the caring and guiding of the children birthed into this world...unfortunately many have strayed the path, parents along with the reality of society has been led astray and we now watch the effects of our own creation...

I wish there were more of todays society that would reach out and guide the unfortunate and also guide the adults who have fallen off the path ...

truly nice work...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/3/2007
Powerful! Cannot be ignored. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 9/28/2007
Great write--with enough "fodder" to make many stop and think.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/28/2007
I, too, am hoping that this reached at least one person and helped them shout "ABUSE!" before it's too late.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/28/2007
*tears* Raw. Ugly. What we do to the children, the children! We take their innocence and throw away what they could have become. POWERFULLY written, April, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/28/2007
Powerful write, April; very well penned! BRAVA!

God bless the little ones; too much of that going on today...we need to put God back into our nation!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
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