Our Children

Ivyevelyn, R.S.A. By Ivyevelyn, R.S.A., 29th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2cqo9c8l/
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Our lives are blessed with children
They are here to be protected
To be loved and cared for every day
Before a predator takes them away.

The E-mail.

A picture of an innocent child, blue-eyed and blonde
Appeared upon my e-mail and the child was in the hands
Of a reprobate who took the boy's innocence and trust
And used him as a defenceless child, exploited and abused.

The sender I immediately recognized, an inlaw to our family,
Recently arrived from overseas, married, now with a child.
I had met this man only once or twice and yes, I must admit,
He was handsome, well-dressed and charming, with a ready wit.

I immediately picked up the phone and talked to the FBI.
Missing and Exploited Children became involved as well.
They took over my computer and recorded the offensive mail,
I heard no more until recently and yes, they were on the trail.

The Family.

I told my family of my concern and actions I had taken.
Wagons encircled the in-law who had set up a little boy.
I now became a traitor to the family one and all
Except for my daughter who I love with my heart and soul.

I have to stand alone, to be likened to a dreadful scourge,
I called the Agencies concerned and asked for the bottom line.
Could this error be given a pass, could I be mistaken?
I was told it would not be removed, it's an ongoing investigation.

I know I am right and not deterred by hard-line termination
Of my family who must insist this is a terribly offensive action,
Intruding into their lives of a "happy family" illusion.
My life is now an open book bringing acceptance or derision.

My Book of Life.

I realize I use Wikinut as my confidant and friend,
And my Book of Life must come to an inevitable end.
I will have regrets and doubts and hope to be forgiven
But I know I have more time left to work on a revision.

I look to you all and wonder where I stand,
Am I bringing my work on Wikinut to an early end?
I should be writing on wordly events of politics and crime
But in the middle of the night, that is not where I am.

I would like to write on technology, chemistry and math,
And when I do, I might be wrong, you'll all be bored to death.
Give me time and I'll land on my feet, and see how it feels,
Then stand tall to join all of you, all 5 feet two in heels.

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Child Abuse, Child Exploitation, Retaliation

Meet the author

author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
I attended the City Literary Institute in London and have a Royal Society of Arts Diploma in English Language.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th Apr 2012 (#)

Children are divine and a shame that there are those who take advantage of them. We all have to do our part. Thanks Ivy for your concern and share - siva

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author avatar Poetic2984
29th Apr 2012 (#)

Well done, shows that you have a concern.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th May 2012 (#)

Thanks, Siva. I appreciate your support.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th May 2012 (#)

Thanks, Poetic. Pleased to see you on my page.

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author avatar Val Mills
1st May 2012 (#)

I do hope you keep on doing the things you believ right and wrtiting the things that are in your heart.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st May 2012 (#)

Very powerful Ivy....

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th May 2012 (#)

Val: Your support helps me to keep on "keeping on".

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
2nd May 2012 (#)

FINE FEELINGS.NAMASTE...!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th May 2012 (#)

Thanks for commenting, Delicia. It was easy to write but hard to deal with personally.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
4th May 2012 (#)

Well written homely poem. Nice to read and good to feel. Thank you Ivy.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th May 2012 (#)

Neeraj Bhatt: So pleased to see you and hope you are feeling much better. Thank you for commenting.

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author avatar Buzz
6th May 2012 (#)

I thought I had commented here, dear Ivy. I hope you're all right. Great share.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th May 2012 (#)

Buzz: Hope you are not upset with me because of some of my comments. I know, however, that we are friends despite everything. This is the subject I meant to write to you about.
Love and Hugs, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Songbird B
9th May 2012 (#)

If we don't stand up for children, who will Ivy? What a brave and courageous woman you are...and I am so proud to call you friend..

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th May 2012 (#)

Dear Songbird: I am so pleased to see you again and thank you for your comment. You have been a good friend to me. The repercussions of this have burned up the telephone wires between the U.K. and U.S. However, that little boy comes before everyone and everything.
Love, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Rajan Singh Jolly
19th May 2012 (#)

This is a reality, Ivy across all societies and the sooner we all realize and act the better.
Sometimes we just can't believe its our very close ones who are the perpetrators of this crime.
Well done.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
19th May 2012 (#)

I reap the repercussions of this Rajan. Your support helps me withstand the outrage.

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