Up the Down Staircase

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Available through Amazon.com/bookstore ($6.95)  Up the Down Staircase

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Up the Down Staircase illustrates that abuse of children is a terrible thing.  In this volume (Book 10 of the Written Word Series) Dr. Stone offers dozens of poems based on true episodes of abuse.

Sample Poem:

Hiding from Mom

no one can count my tears
not in human years      not in dog years
they are mine alone to count

only I can know
how few were lived in laughter
wrapped in the smile of rainbows
and how many were lived in terror
hidden among shadows
where I could sit with my arms around me
taking what comfort I could
from being alone and counting
minutes      and hours      and days
as tears

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