Teddy, I've been bad again,
My Mommy told me so;
I'm not quiet sure what I did wrong.
But I thought that you might know.
When I woke up this morning,
I knew that she was mad;
Cause she was crying awful hard,
And yelling at my dad.
I tried my best to be realgood,
And do just what she said;
I cleaned my room all by myself,
I even made my bed.
But I spilled milk on mygood shirt,
When she yelled at me to hurry;
And I guess she didn't hear me,
When I told her I was sorry.
Cause she hit me awful hard,you see,
And called me funny names;
And told me I was really bad,
And I should be ashamed!
When I said,"I loveyou, Mommy,"
I guess she didn't understand;
Cause she yelled at me to shut my mouth.
Or I'd get smacked again.
So, I came up here to talkto you,
Please tell me what to do;
Cause I really love my Mommy,
And I know she loves me, too.
And I don't think my Mommymeans,
To hit me quite so hard;
I guess sometimes, grown-ups forget.
How big they really are!
So Teddy, I wish you werereal,
And you weren't just a bear;
Then you could help me find a way.
To tell Mommies everywhere.
To please try hard to understand.
How sad it makes us feel;
Cause the outside pain soon goes away,
But the inside never heals!
And if we could make themlisten,
Maybe then they'd understand;
So other children just like me,
Wouldn't have to hurt again.
But for now, I guess I'll hold you tight,
And pretend the pain's not there;
I know you 'd never hurt me,
I love you......So Goodnight,
Cindy Pike Dunning
March 10, 2008 at 1:36 PM
After what I witnessed this morning, I can totally relate to this. I'm afraid the people that need to see this, won't.
I agree. I have been sent emails from friends and heard stories on the news of abused and neglected kids, and it makes me cry every time. I don't even spank my kids, i remember as a child how hurt i was and i refuse to do the same to my kids. It is sad that parents think it is ok to even spank kids, it is so emotionally hurtful, i wish more people would realize even just a tap is harmful. There are many loving ways to discipline a child. I have tried very hard for a very long time to be a mom, i just got lucky that it worked and am blessed with two beautiful little girls. It tears out my heart to know parents that don't have the patience for children. I wish all parents would use the golden rule more. "Do unto others, as you would have do unto you". I don't like being hit, yelled at and talked down to either, why should parents do that to children.
March 14, 2008 at 2:04 PMEveryone should read this.. Them maybe they might understand what child abuse dose to children