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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Our silence


This poem, written many years ago when I was still studying to become a teacher, addresses an issue that is very close to my heart, namely child abuse. I could not then, and still can't, understand or accept that empowered adults will not come to the aid of helpless children when they need it.

Our silence

In the arms of a mother a baby lies
awakened to life in despair.
With pinkies and coke
his mother’s milk choked,
her addicted embrace is his care.

In the arms of a father a little girl lay
overcome by his strength and his power.
She had to give him what lovers should offer
and listen to words of "Don't say"

In the crutches of life the children hang helpless
and adults turn deaf ears away.
Oh, God! help the witness
not to suffer the stillness
In Jesus Name, this I will pray.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys)
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

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