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Little Boy Black And Blue by Michael Anderson

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chelsie
This poem really brought out the hurt that was deep down inside of me. From age 5 to 11 i was severly abused by my stepmother. my mom died when i was 2 soo i really wouldnt know her, but i wondered every time my stepmother laid a hand on me why my mom of all people had to die. this poem is really great! Keep up the hard work and never give up!
katlynn
This is wonderful I know how this feeling is thank you for speaking out for are little one's out there harm, by other's that are'nt protecting are loving children, thank you alot.
April
This is a very touching and very emotional poem. It really touches someones heart just to know that someone really cares enough to take the time to write such a wonderful poem. I think that the author of this poem deserves a big pat on the back and a congradulations!
Emily
Working with children i am very passionate about keeping them safe. I have a 2 yr old neice and the thought that children of her age are abused sexually, physically and mentally is just beyond belief. I was so touched by this poem. I feel that so many children could be saved if child abuse wasnt stil such a taboo subject. As a society (in any country) we should be keeping these children safe. They don;t ask to be born, and they certainly dont asked to be treated appaulingly. Thank u for sharing ur poem.
Kelli
i used to be a victim of abuse, however i found someone who gave me the strength to be strong and tell someone and help me to get a way from it. thankyou for this poem hopefully it will reach another child who is abused and will help them to be strong also
Sara
I think that poem is nice and sad. im 9 and i get abused i no that little boy went throgh alot but he is in good hands now!
ANNIE
THIS IS A SAD BUT NEEDED POEM THE SAD TRUTH IS THAT IT HAPPENS EVERYDAY AND SOMEONE MUST SPEAK FOR THE VOICES THAT CAN NOT!
Ashley
This poem made me cry, and i hate to know things like this happen all the time.
Sarah
Your poems great, some how i know how the boy feels. Keep up the writing!
shell
Beautiful, unique and touching!
darcy
i was almost in tears.=*(
Angela
Michael, thank you so much for writing this poem. I feel so bad for that child that to go through that. My heart breaks just to know that a little child went through such a terrible thing. No children should have to go through this.
April
That is such a sad poem. I can't believe that would happen to anybody. I feel so sorry for that little boy!
ayesha
so sad :(
manuela
your poem put me in tears. I will never understand , why people do what they do thank you michael for this touching poem . I just wished it wouldn't be based on a true story.
Erica
I hate that this had to happen. But thanx for sharing your poem with us.
Candee
What a very sad and touching poem. My heart goes out to that little boy. GODBLESS HIM!
Jodi
It was a great poem
Kim
I have personally never experienced any abuse, although my heart breaks each and every time I hear of a child beaten, battered and neglected. This poem is just so beautifully written and so passionately described...it gave me goosebumps. Makes me feel so sorry for any child having to live through such a nightmare with thier eyes open.
jessica
This poem made me cry,i regret geting up everyday knowing such tradgetys occur.
kristy
As an abused child, this was a really touching piece of poetry. I am safe now, and I'm thankful to those who are caring for me. I have read every poem you've posted here, Michael. I write poetry, and you have helped me to understand that in more things than one, I am not alone.
Nakia
I don't think this poem was funny at all. It's a very serious issue and parents who abuse their children should be punished. This was a lovely poem and I can tell you put a lot of effort into it!
Maximus
I love it...its sad but still wonderful.
mrssy
it was good in a very sad way
alicia
i think it is really sad that there are people out there sick enough to do something like this.i think they know they need help so i dont know why they dont get it
jeremy
excellent rhyme scheme. very straight forward and to the point. yes, child abuse is the ultimate tragedy. justice will prevail!!!
Bleaux
As a survivor, you touched me so deeply that I wept.
rose
This is a very touching story, I wish more were written about the abuse of young children. I never will be able to comprehend how any one can harm a child. This is a good synopsis of what took place with this child.
Janet
You have a very creative way of putting words together. And this is a wonderful poem. It's sad how things like that really do happen in this world.
Ernie
i vote number 1
Cristan
this is so sad but true
Tara
This poem breaks my heart. I work with troubled teens, many of whom have suffered through the same atrocities as the child he writes about. My heart breaks each and every time I hear them tell their story and it broke when I read this one.
Ashley
it's a sad poem, it made my eyes teary
NICOLE
REALLY GOOD WORDS WERE PUT INTO THIS POEM AND A LOT OF FEELING WAS PUT INTO IT, YOU CAN TELL.
April
Sad but Funny
Lynnea
I Just Cried It made me think of my my little brother he is alive but still i can see him now lifeless and I hope this never happens to him,