A Mother of a Forgotten Child

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My child is like a needle being found in a stack of hay. She is different in so many ways and that’s what I love most about her. She’s like my number 1 fan and vice versa. I trust that I’m bound to protect her from evil but this time I am not lucky. Everyone says I am a good mother but they are mistaken. I see the monster that sleeps next to me and he is a killer. He has killed my daughter’s spirit and her childhood. I know what he does at night. I hear cries in her room at night that awakens me but I always think it’s a bad dream. She always tells me she’s scared to go to bed because a monster is going to come into her room at night but I’m baffled because she’s only 13 years old. Does she still believe in monsters? But the only monster  I know is my husband. I cry because I don’t stop him. I listen. I’m supposed to save her but instead it’s like I’m helping him destroy her. What am I afraid of?

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Lillian_Tirado

This poem that i've written is not based on personal experience. For this topic, I wrote three poems on three different sides of child abuse(sexually abused). I wrote the fathers perspective, the childs perspective and lastly the mothers perspective. I felt like the mothers perspective sticks out more than the other two poems that were written because usually in cases like these, the mother is unaware of what is happeneing to her child. Therefore in this poem "A Mother of a Forgotten Child" I wrote the mothers perspective as if she knows about he child being sexually abused.

Lillian_Tirado

This poem that I've written is not based on personal experience. For this topic, I wrote three poems on three different sides of child abuse(sexually abused). I wrote the fathers perspective, the child's perspective and lastly the mothers perspective. I felt like the mothers perspective sticks out more than the other two poems that were written because usually in cases like these, the mother is unaware of what is happening to her child. Therefore in this poem "A Mother of a Forgotten Child" I wrote the mothers perspective as if she knows about he child being sexually abused.

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