Outside Tough As Nails,Inside Small And Frail
This is a story about an abused child. Though it is not a true life story. This kind of abuse happens to many children in the United States and around the world.
Come on everybody! Let's take a chance to end child abuse once and for all! Most importantly if you think a child is being abused in anyway. Please get help for them! These children need a voice and you can be that voice. You don't have to think it's none of your business. Because it is your business. It shouldn't hurt to be a child!
Be A Voice For A Child! Stop Child Abuse Now!
And whisper amongst yourselves.
Look at that ragged hoodlum child over there.
I do not speak.
But I cast you an evil stare.
You think that stealing is all I do?
You wouldn't whisper if you knew the h** at home I go through!
My Daddy whips me with a leather strap.
He doesn't stop till there are stinging welts on my back.
Mama doesn't feed us.
She doesn't care.
And no one else has food to spare.
So I take half eaten food out of the trash.
I bring it home to my siblings and share my stash.
I comb my sister's dirty tangled hair.
My baby brother is sick.
I wish someone really cared.
I imagine a Daddy that sweeps me up to the sky.
And a Mama that encourages us and tells us to try.
But no matter how hard I imagine.
I'm brought back to our house that feels like h**.
You see a dirty,ragged child.
But you stop to give.
Yet you do not know how I live.
On the outside people see a child as tough as nails.
But inside I am a child soft and frail.