Ellen Kirnon

(Bronx, NY, USA)

Ellen Kirnon Poems

1. Ellen 1/2/2003
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Ellen

How does one define abuse? Is it merely hitting, scratching, or beating? Is it the emotional molestation that often hits harder than a blow? Or is the real crime of abuse the insidious, crippling cycle which it can create and recreate in our best and brightest, the lives it wastes, the hidden, burning shame it can induce? Ellen is the true story of two generations of abuse-the abuse of the mother, which led to the abuse of the daughter. More than a tragic chronicle of familial abuse, though, it is the story of hope, prayer, conviction, and courage: It is the story of a little girl inside who ...

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