Isn't this the truth? I personally don't know if these people can be helped or not....but I'd not want to chance my child with one being rehabilitated. This is such a wonderfully, horrible poem....reminds me of that Sally Fields movie, 'An Eye for an Eye'....I was rooting for her to take him out...untouchable topic, that you've handled quite well....blessings....
This is an important topic to write about to keep it in the forefront of people's minds. I do not believe there is any "cure" for child molesters, sooner or later they will do it again. Your piece is well written and rhymed, candid in expression. Well done. Marilyn
Comment Written 28-Aug-2016
reply by the author on 28-Aug-2016
Thanks very much for taking the time to read and comment, Marilyn.
I appreciate it as always.
Dean, you're right on the money here. The scariest "monsters" are child molesters. No, ghoul or vampire can top these "foul, fiendish freaks" in depravity. You put your exceptional talents to work to describe people who scare the bejesus out of us.
The only spag is that you need a possessive apostrophe for "devil's skin" in you last line.
Once again, thank you for sharing and caring. Congratulations on your well-deserved win for Poem of the Month. You wrote another fine one.
Dean, in Minnesota, we had an Amber alert. Several of us got this notice on our new Apple cell phones. I prayed. It seems that a guy invited a friend over. The father put the beautiful joy filled girl to bed. The friend stole the girl out of the house. He then abused her and killed this five year old. This breaks my heart....it was a week ago. Police found her and locked him up. Minneapolis is where this happened. Amber alerts started in Texas. Good awareness, Dean.
I admire you for your awareness writing. Makes us think. flylikeaneagle
Wow what figures show and the truth comes out, but still it goes on...both sides of terror and the two versions of stories that makes it all okay.
And the unsuspection innocient are the ones that pay a price of disreguard. Somethings just cant be undone...or retaught.