Wednesday, November 6, 2013

This Is What I Know ...

photo, Louis Dehner

monsters walk among us
capable of cruel, brutal
unspeakable acts
Baby mine, don't you cry
Baby mine, dry your eyes
cowards walk among us
lacking any semblance of a moral code
methodically stalking their victims
Rest your head close to my heart
Never to part, baby of mine
deviants walk among us
violating precious lives
punishment never absolves the crime
Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine


  1. Helen- this is so powerful and true. Excellent and hard to write about- but someone must.
    Well done!

  2. ugh. yes. considering we just had a knife fight here at school this morning...i know this far too well...and considering the kids i have counselled...the things i could tell you

  3. Unfortunately these are some things that we know. I wish we did not have to know these things, but in today's world unfortunately we do. And so true that punishments do not absolve the crime!! Sadly CAN never.

  4. no one knows when all this will end......a very powerful write up..

  5. What happened to these women is truly terrifying. You have expressed this knowledge this very effectively!

  6. Helen, sadly so true. It is not a safe world our children are living in. Thanks for the heads up. I missed yesterday's but will catch part two today.

  7. It is unfortunate that we live in a society where this all happens...

  8. Wow Helen, I like the way you did this alternating with the lyrics. It reads very well--and unfortunately is so very true.

  9. I'm sure he's paying the price for what he did!

  10. What a balance you have written between the horrible actions of one and the sweetness of "Baby Mine" lyrics. I didn't see the interview, but it's amazing that she can even talk about her ordeal.

  11. very profound, candid writing

    much love...

  12. This is so powerful, and seriously touching.

  13. Powerful and thought provoking. Made me stop and think.

  14. Oh … I can't imagine - the back and forth of this poem is haunting! I will have to google and view that interview…

  15. Helen, so nice to see you! A powerful poignant piece, it is inconceivable these cruelties,I love how you tied it to a loving mother's lullaby.