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Sweet child

Let them see

Innocent eyes

Not understanding

Let tears flow freely down

I will shelter you from harm

And never let you fall from grace

For their light is much too dark to shine

But, your light shines much too brightly to dim


Author’s Note: Nearly 700,000 children are abused in the U.S annually. An estimated 683,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and neglect in 2015, the most recent year for which there is national data. About four out of five abusers are the victims’ parents. A parent of the child victim was the perpetrator in 78.1% of substantiated cases of child maltreatment. (Info via National Children’s Alliance).  If you know of a child who is being abused, please…say something.  Calls can be anonymous!

June Writing Prompt – And to the eyes of an innocent there was nothing odd about him/her – Day 11/30

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