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he saw

October 25, 2009
By soccerpsycho49 PLATINUM, Teaneck, New Jersey
soccerpsycho49 PLATINUM, Teaneck, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Those who say that sunshine is happiness have never danced in the rain.

he peeked
he saw
her scarred back, her swollen arms
he peeked
he saw
her welts so painful, her wounds so deep
but he said nothing
she walked on
scathed and sore
and he said nothing
and she returned home fragile
and he said nothing
even though he peeked
and even though he saw
her deepest darkest secret
he said nothing
and he told no one

and it cost her, her life.

The author's comments:
This poem is about child abuse and how important it is to tell somebody about it if you know something. You can save lives.

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on Jan. 16 2010 at 9:43 pm
supergrrrl_4808 SILVER, Farrell, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war,Let it begin Here.

wow that gave me the chills. bravo!