For every child who cries at night
Alone with shame and pain and fright
For every child who wants so much
To only feel a gentle touch
For the beaten child, who cries in pain
Whose tears run silent, like the rain
For the child used to satisfy lust
Who never learns to love or trust
For the child taken from her home
And made to feel so all alone
For the child whose home is just a shell
Where life becomes a living hell
For the child who smiles but cannot feel
Because of scars too deep to heal
For every child who yearns for love
I hope and pray to God above
To hear your cries and heal your pain
And give you back your life again
With love, to all the children
Art work by political cartoonist for the Express-News,
done for the organization Save Our Children
from Abuse and Neglect.
Please DO NOT 'take it'
My appreciation to Kathy's family for allowing the use of her poem.
Kathy passed away as you see, I no longer have a url for her work.