Jennifer Panner

Rookie (10/03/92 / Hadley)

Abuse - Poem by Jennifer Panner

Tell me when in going to know that someone is there by my side...
That in the end i dont have to hide
That in the night i dont have to cry
My parents blackened my eyes and then apologized
as love and pain became one in the same in the eyes of a wounded child
I just thought that hell was for children
But as i grew up i started to find out that i shouldnt of had to pay for there love with my bones and flesh
So ya i thought hell was for children
I still have never understood why
Or how a mother could do that to their child
But when you have a mother that lacks all love
Then in the end a child just dies inside
As i did that day
That they took my sisters and me away
You hurt me alot and that is true
But i still loved you...

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  • (6/29/2008 6:29:00 PM)

    These are hard to read. But they must be read regularly if we are to rid ourselves of this human plague.


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  • (1/24/2008 11:52:00 AM)

    Very emotional, moving words laying out the pain of abuse. Thank you for posting this, so that I and others might read it. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/24/2008 10:40:00 AM)

    You are an outstanding poet Jenn! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 19, 2008

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