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post #1 of 14
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One of my friends e-mailed this to me and I thought it was really sad. In my opinion, I think something more should be done about child abuse. If a child is being abused, they probably are too scared to tell someone, so I think we should try to help stop this.

My name is Sarah
I am but three,
My eyes are swollen
I cannot see,
I must be stupid
I must be bad,
What else could have made
my daddy so mad?
I wish I were better
I wish I weren't ugly,
Then maybe my mommy
Would still want to hug me.
I can't speak at all
I can't do a wrong
Or else I'm locked up
All the day long.
When I awake I'm all alone
The house is dark
My folks aren't home
When my mommy does come
I'll try and be nice,
So maybe I'll get just
One whipping tonight.
Don't make a sound!
I just heard a car
My daddy is back
From Charlie's Bar.
I hear him curse
My name he calls
I press myself
Against the wall
I try and hide
From his evil eyes
I'm so afraid now
I'm starting to cry
He finds me weeping
He shouts ugly words,
he says its my fault
That he suffers at work.
He slaps me and hits me
And yells at me more,
I finally get free
And I run for the door.
He's already locked it
And I start to bawl,
He takes me and throws me
Against the hard wall.
I fall to the floor
With my bones nearly broken,
And my daddy continues
With more bad words spoken.
"I'm sorry!", I scream
But its now much too late
His face has been twisted
Into unimaginable hate
The hurt and the pain
Again and again
Oh please God, have mercy!
Oh please let it end!
And he finally stops
And heads for the door,
While I lay there motionless
Sprawled on the floor
my name is Sarah
And I am but three,
Tonight my daddy
Murdered me.
post #2 of 14
OMG , I am crying now . That is so sad . I hate child abuse .How many times my husband comes home and tell me of a child being abused . Having black and blue all over his/her little body . I think people are so sick in their minds abusing a child like that .
post #3 of 14
post #4 of 14
Yeah, that is sad! My mum is a social worker and she sees a lot of awful cases.
post #5 of 14
I have read that one many times and everytime it makes me cry
post #6 of 14
Everytime I read that it makes me sad knowing lots of
kids really are going through situations like that.
post #7 of 14
Honestly, I don't even particularly like kids, but seeing them abused makes my blood boil, and go absolutely nuts. I ran into this cow that I had not seen for years in a grocery store, and saw her small daughter with 2 black eyes. She came up and spoke to me, and just as I was about to tell her to get the hell away form me, the kid said something and she backhanded her across the face. It was on. It took 2 security guards and 2 cops to pull me off of her. We both got arrested, they let me go, and I testified against her in her THIRD offense for child abuse. They took her kids away and she will never see any of them again. She was supposed to be some hot shot society garden club, cotillion type, the cream of society. It would have been worth it if they hadn't let me go. Her ex husband was a lawyer, and he defended me, and bailed me out. Everything was dropped against me, but she did 3 years, and lost her kids.
post #8 of 14
Good on you Rebecca!
post #9 of 14
KrazyKat2 I am so proud of you , good job . I am glad she had to spend 3 years in jail and hopefuly she learnt her lesson well .
post #10 of 14
elementary school teacher and that is one of the issues that concern me. I am not a confrontational person at heart. I hope none of the kids I ever teach come from abusive homes. I would be very sad to see any of my students with signs of abuse/neglect. What does one do? What is one allowed to say or do LEGALLY if a teacher spots signs of abuse?
post #11 of 14
catlover67, what a teacher can do legally would depend on the individual laws for your country and state that you live in. That should be covered in your studies.

I know what the situation is in Australia, specifically Western Australia as I have friends who are teachers and I am considering going into the field after I graduate in Chemistry.

As someone who has helped pick up the pieces for a friend and her family, it is not easy. It is the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life.
post #12 of 14
i dont have any kids but i dont have any use for someone that just abuses them by beating them or tortureing them or sexually absuseing should be shot, people that do this to animals and little kids should not breath our air
post #13 of 14
RBK, I have heard that poem a many a time and it makes me cry always.

Rebecca your story made me cry but this time tears of joy, I'm basically lots for words, apart from THANK YOU!

post #14 of 14
Rebecca, I'm so glad you did that! There are so many times that people see what is going on and "don't want to get involved". If you hadn't have attacked her, maybe nothing would have been done. I don't know how the youth services are in your area, but it took far too many complaints by various neighbors here on my street to get them to check on the welfare of a little boy who was being neglected and physically abused by his mother.
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