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#78923 - 04/16/06 04:09 AM Re: The Silent Prayers
Derdlecar Offline

Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 1314
Loc: Ogden Utah, USA

There is too much emotion inside of me. I cannot put it into words. Just know that this poem touched me very deeply.

Love ya


If a man would get his life on track, he must first go back to the place where it was derailed.

#78925 - 04/20/06 04:49 AM Re: The Silent Prayers
Bobby Offline

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
Martym, Is there any one of us who doesn't say a silent prayer for every little boy he sees? Your poem says it all for me. Bobby

I'm healing now, and I wasn't sure I would.

#78926 - 04/20/06 01:28 PM Re: The Silent Prayers
reality2k4 Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6838
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...

sometimes the best poems are written adhoc.
It is very touching, and how many of us has said these prayers over and over again,


Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!

#78927 - 04/20/06 06:55 PM Re: The Silent Prayers
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 11673
Loc: Denver, CO
It's wonderful. I see in it a sense of compassion for another, that they may not have to experience the hurt we all had. And it calls on God to intervene.



Money talks, but all it tells me is goodbye.

If I could meet myself as a boy...

#78928 - 04/22/06 05:46 AM Re: The Silent Prayers
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16268

That is an awesome poem. So much depth in so few words. I wish that non-abused people could get an inkling of the emotion in that poem. I wonder at times if it's possible.

Thank-you for posting it.

Lots of love,


“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

#78929 - 04/22/06 04:40 PM Re: The Silent Prayers
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

I don't think Darrel means you hurt him with your poem; rather, he was just so moved by it, as am I. I still find that when I see a boy about 11 years old I immediately and automatically wonder if he's safe.

The problem is that many of the kids we see AREN'T safe. But which ones?

This is the terrible tragedy that your poem captures so poignantly: the silent terrible suffering of children in a world that cannot - or will not - see them.

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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