Pick a posy...

Pick a posy...

A Poem by Frieda P
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~a word on child abuse

"

pick a posy
  ~  pop a posy

break her down,
    make her cry 

 & split her crown/
  or whatever...

this is what little girls are made of,
          when they come from abuse...




One out of every three girls will be sexually assaulted by the age of 17. 
 1 out of 7 children are abused, most often by family members.
 How many do you know?  We can't afford to ignore it...

© 2014 Frieda P



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A change to society is needed as soon as possible and this thinking coming from misogynists in power needs to stop, and more light needs to be brought to the issue in its reality. You write strongly with this piece, and the way in which you portray these women is poignant. Well done, indeed, Frieda, I admire this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for reading this one Tai, and for your thoughts here, muchly appreciated my friend.. read more



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Enchanting and dignified, a strong piece, well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Hmmm, not so enchanting really, thanks for reading this one.
That's so true. It shouldn't be happening at all. I feel so sorry for the kids that get abused and sexually assaulted. No one should ever have to go throw it.

Kaze~

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading this one Kaze, much appreciate your thoughts.
Blackstar

3 Years Ago

All good Frieda. :-D
Innocence is robbed mostly by those the child trusts and then they don't trust at all. They grow broken. Society's pretended ignorance to wordless child's plight is main reason for the manifestation of such disease.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I concur Avinash thank you for reading this one, muchly appreciate your thoughts here.
A change to society is needed as soon as possible and this thinking coming from misogynists in power needs to stop, and more light needs to be brought to the issue in its reality. You write strongly with this piece, and the way in which you portray these women is poignant. Well done, indeed, Frieda, I admire this.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for reading this one Tai, and for your thoughts here, muchly appreciated my friend.. read more
The wording here is so simple, so strong... "pick a posy... pop a posy..." Little girls (all children, actually) should be cared for like flowers, cultivated, fed, with a gentle touch... Your statistic is so sad, so true... How many do I know? Been teaching for 23 years... some brave enough to talk, others, I am dismayed to say, we never knew... This is a stunningly raw and amazing write, Frieda.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Working with kids, I had a feeling you could relate to this on a personal level, it's appalling, and.. read more
Child abuse is such a terrible thing. To think that just one person, just one act, just one moment, could scar a poor, innocent child who has done nothing wrong for the rest of their life. What's worse is that this topic is not a recent or new one, this has been going on for ages, and is present in every country. And yet, still no one does anything about it. These horrendous acts continue occurring behind closed doors and these children are still so very afraid to speak up and cry out for help. And what scares me the most... We might know a child or teen who's dealing with these problems as we speak, and we will never know, because they are too afraid of their molesters. Such a strong topic, such a powerful message...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

It's very likely you do LSD, thanks for reading, and sharing your thoughts here.... People need to b.. read more
It's subjects like this that make you wonder about the value of the human race,that people could sexually
abuse a child for some sort of gratification is beyond what I think we are here on earth for, it truly makes me wonder if the human race is going to go the way of the dinosaur. There is absolutely no justification for hurting a child for any reason. Instead of teaching infants to swim I think we should teach them self defense........................


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks for your thoughts here p...I'd much rather see all the abusers annihilated to be quite frank.
BREAK THE SILENCE!!!! sorry Frieda don't mean to shout, but how can we not!!!! SHOUT, ACT, STOP these acts of violence... Laws aren't going to do it, we alreaqdy have these laws, what we is a whole new society and the power to do away with these atrocities... Pop goes the posy of violence.. another statistic, (don't know actual figures, but its on the rise) is the violence of the sex trade and porn done to kids and women..

thank you Frieda for your courageous poem and shining a light on this all too common feature of our culture and society... if I were close to you I would give you a huge hug!!! so instead... ((((({{{{FRIEDA}}}}))))).. ~~redzone

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much curt, yes SHOUT it from the rooftops, still people will remain deaf, dumb and blind t.. read more
Your words and facts broke my heart, It is so wrong that children have to suffer so much at the hands at those that are supposed to love and protect them.This makes me so pissed .

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Good, more people need to get piss'd off about this type of injustice~!
Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

Damn right !!!!
I've always told you, yours is such a strong and mighty voice when it comes to the awareness of such an uncomfortable subject...which, in turn, takes a lot of the taboo out of it. We should be talking about this. We need to confront the predators and tell them...no more. Keep shouting, lady. xoxo

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I'm shouting as fast as I can the kimmer, thanks so much....xoxo
KAOlmsted

3 Years Ago

Always my pleasure...

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If you want to know me, read my poetry, it's all in there. I am a mother of three sons (my finest moments) a sister, a survivor and a little bit crazy. I lost my beloved sister to suicide, so you'll.. more..

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