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Hidden Laughter
For the children.

 

Hidden laughter

Silent tears

Broken bones

Many fears

 

Desperation

No way out

Childs’ protector

Let’s them down

 

Tattered clothing

Shoes worn out

No gloves or scarf

To wrap about

 

Head held low

Mind bogged down

Heart is heavy

But where to go

 

No confidant

To hear the pain

Isolation -

Becomes the way

 

Loud voices

Screaming yet again

Head held in hands

To block it out

 

Homework scattered on the floor

Can’t concentrate anymore

They know its coming

Breath held tight

 

Door thrown open

Steps inside

Eyes are wild

They beat the child

 

One last angry voice they hear

The child just simply disappears

 

Hidden laughter

Silent tears

Broken bones

No more fear!

 

by Amanda M. Thrasher

(in the hopes of no more child abuse)