Posts Tagged ‘Sexual Abuse Haiku’

“To some, pope’s plea for forgiveness falls short” (Bill Kenney)

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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year of the priest
the father asks the children
for forgiveness

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Headlines:

“To some, pope’s plea for forgiveness falls short” (Los Angeles Times)

“Vatican set to publish new rules on abuse” (CNN)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Face Unique Challenges” (Karen Pressley)

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

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Seeing him again—
the sting of urine
down the child’s legs

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Headlines:

“Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Face Unique Challenges” (Live Science)

“Mike Devlin Charged with Forcible Sodomy in Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby Kidnapping Cases” (Associated Content)

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Poem by Karen Pressley (see poet biographies).

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