POEM: Protect My Innocence (dedicated to abused children)

For some silver and gold,
My innocence is sold
Mommy allows him
To daily abuse me.

Protector to me
My mommy should be
But into his hands
She delivers me

My life is crushed
And bitter too
Because my mummy
Lets him call me honey

Where do I go
And how do I turn
Because my dear mommy
Has sold me for money

Who’s to protect us
And who stands for us
Because others who know
Are afraid to show.

Justina V. John

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  1. nice.
    December 2, 2010

    well done. this poem should be posted all around in Dominica.

  2. Crystal Brown
    October 22, 2010

    Well done Justina! I agree with feed uo domincan. this poem should be in all the schools, and departments/institutions who deal with children. Heaven help us.

  3. Ice
    October 21, 2010

    some mommies would much rather comment on other political and social issues not the ones which affect our lil ones whose well being ought to be protected with every last breath. I am not a mother but i can understand the pain of a child when i hear or see it.

    October 21, 2010

    As a mother, I felt like crying when I read this beautiful and moving poem.

    Can it be texted/faxed/emailed to the police, social services and all other relevant departments to read.

    October 21, 2010

    This is so true and is constantly happening in our society. I am surprised that no one has commented

    • A.Ferreira
      May 15, 2011

      hi to all i am a student at the st.marys accademy and i have a litrautuer project and i was woundering does any body know an autobiography about this poet if any news please reply to my post—(Student of S.M.A- room 104)

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