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#394377 - 04/21/12 11:35 PM UNTITLED (Written 4/21/2012)
overcomer4life Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 198
Who cries for the little boy? In this world, there aren't many.
Yet on the team of those who choose to ignore, the membershp is plenty.
Did we listen to his story when he simply wanted to be heard?
Or did we sweep what happened under a rug, refusing to say a word.

Every time he's brought it up, we've beat him with a belt.
Now he walks around carrying shame that should belong to someone else...
Someone else who has forgotten that anything ever took place.
Someone else who walks around with a careless smile on his face.

Being introduced to sex at 5 years old, then again at 8 and 9...
Having it beat out of him in high school...is it HIM who committed the crime?
That's what our actions strongly suggest when we choose to just "let it be"
While the man who stole his innocense serves our country, walking free.

-From "Confessions of a Messed Up Five Year Old" (by yours truly)

APRIL IS SEXUAL ABUSE/ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH. REMOVE THE RUG, AND PUT THE BROOM DOWN!!!

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#394423 - 04/22/12 08:43 AM Re: UNTITLED (Written 4/21/2012) [Re: overcomer4life]
dancr6 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 383
Loc: georgia
Well spoken!!
Even as the subject comes more into the light of society, you would think people would have more compassion, but I actually hear people saying that they are tired of hearing it. "Just get over it" Aaarghh!
The first person I told when I realized, as an adult, that I wasn't perverted 6 year old asking an adult to "use" me, was my mother. Her comment: "Oh Danny, that couldn't have happened." REALLY?

When I confronted my perp 50 years after the SA he said, "If I knew then what I know now, it wouldn't have happened", That doesn't wipe out 44 years of isolation and shame.
I have come to a fairly comfortable place in my life where I know I had no part in the painful, shameful act and I have worked to react to the world with that thought. Regardless of the reactions of society, I will keep talking about the ugly effects of SA for both children and adults, ignoring those who want to turn away. They can turn away while I continue to speak but I will continue to speak.
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I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!

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#429977 - 04/03/13 02:11 PM Re: UNTITLED (Written 4/21/2012) [Re: dancr6]
overcomer4life Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 198
WOW!

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#429989 - 04/03/13 02:57 PM Re: UNTITLED (Written 4/21/2012) [Re: overcomer4life]
overcomer4life Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 198
I revised it slightly today...

IN HONOR OF CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH:

Who cries for the little boy? In this world, there aren't many.
Yet on the team of those who choose to ignore, the membership is plenty.
Did we listen to his story when he simply wanted to be heard?
Or did we sweep what happened under a rug, refusing to say a word?

What made us NOT believe him? Why couldn’t his words be felt?
Why have we forced him to carry shame that should belong to someone else?
Someone else who “somehow forgot” that anything ever took place…
Someone else who walks around with a careless smile on their face…

Someone else whose medals and accolades paint them as a great hero…
Someone who sits on top of the world, while the little boy lives at ground zero!
Is right for him to feel guilty when he didn’t commit the crime?
That's what our actions strongly suggest when we ignore it, time after time.

Little boy, I believe you!

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#430028 - 04/03/13 08:23 PM Re: UNTITLED (Written 4/21/2012) [Re: overcomer4life]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3320
Loc: back in the USA
very well done! both the meaning and the mechanics of the poem - good job!


Edited by traveler (04/03/13 08:24 PM)
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We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9

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#430230 - 04/05/13 02:46 PM Re: UNTITLED (Written 4/21/2012) [Re: overcomer4life]
bodyguard8367 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/12
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Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/26/14 10:06 PM)

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