Dr. Antony Theodore


Her Child Was Brutally Murdered. - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled
she looked at her tender child
covered with bloody scourges.

She kissed the wounds
cried bitterly spending tender tears
at the cruelties of the terrorists.

The child died on her arms;
She hugged the dead child
to her heaving breasts.

O you Mother, my God
You are the fount of love!
Touch my spirit now.

Help me to forgive the murderers
Of my child of love, my only one,
They killed my husband too.

Now I am alone.
Counting the sands
of the burial ground
I look up begging God
to make this world
a place of mercy.

God is for me, my mother,
the Fount of love.
Make my heart with yours accord.


(I heard these words of suffering from a Christian woman who came as a refugee to Dortmund, Germany. Got inspired and wrote this. I was astonished to see the act of forgiveness in her words even when her husband and child were killed before her eyes and she raped. God works wonders in human hearts indeed) .

These Children in this Photo were brutally murdered.

In memory of all murdered children
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Tanisha Wilson, Jessica Reagin, Cyndi Faye Abell and 168 others.
In memory of all murdered children I realized I've never really had a cover photo so I decided to make this heart emoticon I've also decided to start featuring a child for the profile picture each day (one who either has a birthday or angel day)
5 · November 19,2014 at 5: 38

Willow Claxton God bless those beautiful children heart emoticon
3 · November 20,2014 at 6: 22am

In Loving Memory of Sierra Lynn Newbold Thank you for inluding Sierra on this (As well as Teigan Peters and Kelsey Smith-Briggs, two other angels I have pages for) . This is beautiful. heart emoticon
3 · November 24,2014 at 12: 46am

Karlita Acosta Nuñez awww may u all R.I.P such beautiful angels up in heaven smile emoticon
1 · November 19,2014 at 10: 54pm

Paull Andersson I see In Memory of Kayleigh Jayne Slusher
February 2 at 8: 17am

Mary Collins Dempsey Precious & all safe in God's loving care ~ Eternal Rest.
November 20,2014 at 1:

Topic(s) of this poem: forgiveness


Poet's Notes about The Poem

These Children in this picture were brutally murdered.

Comments about Her Child Was Brutally Murdered. by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (10/26/2015 1:55:00 AM)


    This is a wholesome poem attributed to the entire world. It is quite moving. This is a reality and written so deeply, with all sincerity. You have caught the feelings of the mother, her helplessness and her love and forgiveness very fittingly. You have captured the cries of the children as they are murdered leaving all of us in a ‘thinking’ vacuum as to where the human beings are heading. very nice (Report) Reply

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  • Liza Sudina (10/25/2015 5:36:00 AM)


    To forgive for such acts - you need to be strong! I don't see any explanations for such brutality with children except reincarnation and punishment. Thank you Tony! (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag (10/25/2015 1:12:00 AM)


    This is so inhuman. I don't know how people can act so brutally to those innocent children. Your poem left a deep impression in my heart. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, October 26, 2015


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