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A CHILDREN'S BOOK

A CHILDREN'S BOOK

I never did understand
the angry silence
that took away your love
or the beatings
that made no sense
to a senstive and innocent soul.
the wounds bled deep
and linger still in a heart
grown old.

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A memories cry but I hope is fiction.
Though many during this struggle called life we all encounter problems.
Reflected memory or just memory should be sorted into yes and No this is a no as others have to learn here also, if you understand, just think "Who has cried the most from this"??
Did you mean to put that "my" in the last but one line, it can be left out the impact is better.
Have a lovely quiet time young Joe, Yours as always Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

No fiction this, Wounds heal into scars but bleed agaim when we remember.

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called "Lies for Children"
this made me think of them
I may repost them

cheers,
Jess
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I would like to see them.

joe

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If so it is beautifully expressed and if that be the case I feel for you.
Sometimes it depends on the beating. if all the children are being beaten because of the Victorian " spare the rod and spoil the child philosophy" then it's easier to bury deep in your memory. I was beaten for-writing on walls, swinging on the garden gate not much else. Didn't seem like something one should be beaten for so it didn't make a mark
Usually it is parents trying to get one to behave and it doesn't work!

If so it is beautifully expressed and if that be the case I feel for you.
Sometimes it depends on the beating. if all the children are being beaten because of the Victorian " spare the rod and spoil the child philosophy" then it's easier to bury deep in your memory. I was beaten for-writing on walls, swinging on the garden gate not much else. Didn't seem like something one should be beaten for so it didn't make a mark
Usually it is parents trying to get one to behave and it doesn't work!

I come from a different generation and different culture. That was their 'way"

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The original is a completely separate poem, and also viable.
I like them both very much. Slightly prefer the current form but it has lost the marvellous
Did you see
your own my tears
in mine.

cheers,
Jess
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when I replaced "golden crown" it lead me in a dfferent directon.It has lost its "spontaneity"but is still strong enough.

thanks, joe

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