A child, such a precious gift given to us by our Creator. To protect. To love. To keep safe. Until the day they are reunited with God. Children are innocent. Not deserving of living with the pain from abuse of any kind. A child is suppose to bring to us so much joy and happiness. Seeing their smile for the first time. How much love they give us, and we give them. No child should have to suffer at the hands of abuse, neglect, thrown away like a “rag doll.” Please!!! Open your eyes, don’t look away if you see a child being abused. If a child comes to tell you. Don’t ignore. Listen. Get help. So many times people turn the other way. Seeing signs and knowing the signs of abuse, is important to saving the life of an innocent child. This poem I wrote a few years ago is heart wrenching but to the point…It goes along so well with my close friend Michal Madison’s painting. MG. Feb. 13, 2016
I’M NOT A BURDEN. I’M JUST A CHILD
Hi. Just thought I would tell you.
If you will listen.
Hear me say.
You were so happy.
When I was born to you.
You rejoiced. Were glad that day.
Now that I’m here.
No hugs. Do I ever receive.
Whenever I cry.
You smack me!!
My heart how they grieve.
I weep for myself. I’m hurting.
I just don’t understand.
What did I do. So wrong to you?
I feel like a speck of sand!!
I’m a little girl/boy who needs you.
I don’t like it when your emotions.
When you scream. Bruise. Abuse me.
Can’t you see!!!
I’M NOT A BURDEN. I’M JUST A CHILD~~
Prose by Mary Graziano ©
Revised February 13, 2015
Title “I’m Not A Burden, I’m Just A Child” &
Beautiful watercolour painting
By my wonderful friend/artist