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by Lily of Lough Neagh a.k.a C. Dennis-Woosley
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Child abuse and neglect plagues many in life and is hidden well. Pray that no child is abused.



I knew by your look

How fastly I learned

Although a young child

Fear was concerned


Breath drenched in whiskey

Eyes bloodshot red

The stare crumbled mountains

Just tremble instead


I don’t know the rules

I know not what to say

I tread lightly and quiet

But how it decays


For I think when I breathe

That’s all that it takes

For worthless you said

I am nothing to make


Born just a bastard

Not wanted by one

Useless to all

And to anyone


As my tears well

No matter to you

It angers you more

No compassion have you


Why are you angry

What have I done?

I have given you smiles

And given you hugs


I’ve said that I love you

But words do not touch

For some reason I’m hated

Too young to know much


I won’t say a word

As in bed I lay still

Praying for safety

For whatever your ills


I have learned invisibility

I have learned to know fear

Is this what you wanted?

My father so dear


But I will still love you

Although you not me

Tears I will hide

Please just don’t hurt me


Carolee Dennis-Woosley

May 9, 2012





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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/19/2014
Sadly, your verses express a universal and timeless theme of this life in this world. Your poem brings to my mind the song, "The Icicle Melts" by The Cranberries:

How, how could you hurt the child,

How could you hurt the child?

Now, does this make you satisfied,

Satisfied, satisfied?

Thank you for sharing this meaningful offering, Carol. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Mark Huntsman (Reader) 7/22/2012
It makes me angry to think anyone would treat their kid like this. I might be tempted to sock them and see how they like it.

Reviewed by Edith Wilde (Reader) 7/22/2012
This is always heartbreaking, I went to school with a little boy we suspected was hurt by his father. He always wore long sleeves to hide his burns and bruising. No one should hurt a child.

Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/10/2012
A beautiful child not to be harmed.
Your poem Lily is a Light for all children.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/10/2012
A sad commentary on parenting. Thanks for reminding us.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/10/2012
So tragic, so sad. No young child should ever have to endure such abuse.
Reviewed by D. Vegas 5/10/2012
Lily, I know about abuse for I was abused...

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 5/10/2012
a marvelous write about a terrible fact in todays life.
Reviewed by Gert van Weenen (Reader) 5/9/2012
It's courageous to write about such a burdened subject as Child abuse. It touches me deeply as it will many.
What touches the most is: through the pain and the terrible fears, you write about love.
This is really wonderful

Thank you for this great work
Reviewed by Ed J. 5/9/2012
An extremely touching and beautifully penned poetic work. One of your best.


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