God Bless the Children from Hard Places*

God bless the children from hard places!

These are the children

whose beginning in the womb,

almost became their tomb.

Their lack of food and nutrition,

is an unacceptable condition.

Their deficit of quality care,

is more than they can bear.

Tragically, there is the presence of abuse,

for which there is absolutely no excuse!

God bless the children from hard places.

Please give them a place,

where they can feel safe –

and loved!

 David Michael Barnett

 

“Children from hard places” is a phrase attributed to Dr. Karen Purvis of the Child Development Center at Texas Christian University.

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