Rachel Fogle

Rookie (July 26,1977 / Baltimore, MD)

An Innocent Child

Poem by Rachel Fogle

She hides in the corner,
Scared and alone, no comfort from the ones whom she depends on the most.
Wiping a tear away, realizing it will do her no good.
Because in her world, tears just go unheard.

Fear has no place in her heart,
When time is always so short,
You never know when he is looking,
Or when he will come for more.

He alway's tell her 'It's ok, I'm your daddy'
She knows that he's not being honest,
But scared to tell her mommy.

Today though her mommy was watching her,
She asked her if she was ok, and to come and sit with her.
She climb up beside her mommy and felt so very safe.
That her daddy didn't matter as long as mommy was in his place.

But, when the front door shut she knew that he was home,
And she jumped down off the sofa and ran into her room.
Then she heard momma and heard daddy slam the door.
She just sat in her corner waiting for some more.

Oh, but daddy didn't come she heard momma on the phone,
Then momma came and got her, taking her to her room.
'My angel I am so sorry, he is gone and will never come again.'
'I'm sorry I didn't see it sooner, can you forgive me in the end? '
Momma sat there crying I never saw her do that before.
I hugged her and told it was ok,
'Loving heals all hurt'

She smiled at me and laughed and then took me by the hand and momma and me never cried again.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 16, 2004