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Cornelia is an Arts and Letters member of the National League of American Pen Women Honolulu. She is the recognized author of Letters to a Prisoner by Connie D. Letters… is just one of her six poetry and photography books including: one Fine Art Photography book titled Fire Dance and one Anthology–Saturdays with Lillian. You can find her fine art prints on Fine Art America.com.



Child Molesters

Published by CONNIED | Friday, February 12, 2010 6:44 AM


This subject took on special meaning to me when a friend of a friend was charged with Child Molestation and is now serving ten years in prison. This man is 70 years old and also a hoarder.



The next door neighbor
a friend of a friend
shopping through life,
manage this trend.
Children coerced
drawn to will stay,
to fan this obsession
and blow them away.
Frightened by longings
their eyes open wide
choke dark secrets
this horror must hide.
If Daddy finds out
they will go away
and I’ll have
no more special friend
no more grown-up play.
They tell you
its love
that’s why
they hang around
but love shouldn’t
hurt
make you feel bad
or hide in the shadows
stalking and sad.
Caution your babies
on new friends debate
advise your children
to always tell,
lest they become
the hunted,
deprived of their shell.



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