Shhh Little Girl, Don't Cry

Shhh little girl, don’t cry
Cover your ears and block out the sounds,
Of Mamma’s screams and Papa`‘s shouts.
It’ll be over soon. Go back to sleep.

Dear Jesus, Now I lay me down to sleep….

Shhh little girl, don’t cry
Mamma won’t let him in, as he kicks open your door,
Don’t look at the glass and the blood on the floor.
Just cover your eyes. Try to forget.

I pray the Lord my soul to keep….

Shhh little girl, don’t cry
As his car drives out in the black of night,
Let Mamma sleep in here tonight.
She needs you to hold her. Wipe away her tears.

If I die, before I wake…..

Shhh little girl, don’t cry
It’s time to grow up, tomorrow you’ll be 5,
And Mamma needs you close to keep her alive.
You’re a big girl now. No more crying.

I pray the Lord my soul to take.

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  • Leda D
    Leda Dalmost 5 years ago

    its horrifying what some children have to put up with. i really like the way this is written. x

  • thank you so much for coming to visit and for your comment…..and I agree, some children are exposed to things and need to cope with things that no person should ever have to deal with.
    Luisa xx

    – diLuisa Photography

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 5 years ago

    the reality of this is way too heartbreaking. I cannot bear it. xoxoxo

  • It is heartbreaking my darling……which is exatly why I needed to write this and make it public…….to make people stop and think about what we let our children bear witness to. Much love to you xx

    – diLuisa Photography

  • rajahbah
    rajahbahalmost 5 years ago

    It is heartbreaking & makes you want to protect all abused people in this "wonderful"world we live in. Abuse is all too prevalent these days & even worse, so many put up with the abuse because they are so afraid. I too cry for all those people.Very powerful writing. Carole

  • I absolutely agree Carole……and there are so many reasons why abusers abuse, and why victims take it. And there are also many types of abuse.
    In my psychology work, I have met a lot of people who do not believe that domestic violence is a type of abuse. But it is.
    I come from a culture where it is taboo to discuss what goes on in the home, especially when the issue is abuse.
    So I have made a choice to break that pattern, and I WILL talk about it and share it with others and spread awareness. And if I can help just one person think differently about this issue, or if I can stop just one child from seeing what I did……then I have done my part.
    Once again, thank you for coming to read my work……
    Much love, Luisa xx

    – diLuisa Photography

  • Pagly4u
    Pagly4ualmost 5 years ago

    This is REAL ……… it happens every day……. in every city in the World…………Great Job Well done….this needs to be show as often as……… remind people to look and SEE and then DO something……..Big Hugs for you Precious one…..

  • I agree my sweet… is REAL and it happens all the time. This is why we need to keep talking about it and implore people to keep their eyes and their hearts open. Too many people turned their back on my family, and I refuse to ever do the same.
    I used to work as a trauma counsellor, and you are right….abuse doesn’t choose its victims by status, or location, or culture…….it exists everywhere and can affect anyone.
    Much love to you darling heart,
    Luisa xx

    – diLuisa Photography

  • en-joy
    en-joyalmost 5 years ago

    So powerful …. things experienced that go so deep. Wounds that are covered by scares.
    I have a lot of scares on my body and every so often they start to itch like hell! Then I am reminded where they come from, what happened and then ……. it just stops again.
    The scares that are inside me, too start to itch in some way. Sometimes the wounds push, as if they are going to burst open. Of course they don´t, but I am always reminded of them.
    Since I have started trying to write a bit of my past down and I have started talking about it, it has helped me a lot. Just realising how I feel and why ….!
    I think you are doing the right thing in talking about your experiences. It helps yourself, as it´s your own choice to open up about it and will help others …. maybe to open up themselves, or to be aware of things going on everyday.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this Luisa!

  • thank YOU so much for sharing your honest heart with us my darling!

    – diLuisa Photography

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockalmost 5 years ago

    That is really gripping and moving in the being…love how you intertwine the prayer in this..very effective and moving.

  • thank you my love for feeling this one with your soul…….love always…xx

    – diLuisa Photography

  • Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jonesalmost 5 years ago

    very moving , its a difficult saddening subject and you have created a very moving piece around it. Powerful work.

  • thank you for your beautiful words my sweet!

    – diLuisa Photography

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 5 years ago

    an incredibly moving piece of writing

  • well then my job is done! :) thank you my darling!

    – diLuisa Photography

  • Aurora Pintore
    Aurora Pintorealmost 5 years ago

    orribile e grandioso nello stesso tempo

  • grazie di cuore amicona!

    – diLuisa Photography

  • Aurora Pintore
    Aurora Pintorealmost 5 years ago

    volevo dire: Grandiosa è la maniera in cui tu riesci ad esprimerti. Ciao

  • avevo capito carissima……:))) un bacione.

    – diLuisa Photography

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