Journey of a Lost Child

Cries of a Child

by Robin L. Preston Smith


Book Details

Fear Of a Mother's Love

My mom made me lie to my Dad by threatening my life. She would say to me, "Who do you think he's going to believe? Me or You? She had me believing that if I told my Dad the truth he would KILL ME. My mind would go back to the time my Dad beat me so fiercely that I bled for six weeks to the point of being so weak I could barely walk. I was made to stay in the house and not go anywhere, not even school until the bruises were all gone. After the bruises were gone my mother then took me to the doctor. I remember the look my mom gave me when the doctor ask what happen. She told the doctor I had fallen down the stairs. I kept remembering how my dad shot our pony between the eyes and killed him.Read the story of my abuse and the run for my life.What happened to me shaped my future and made me grow into the woman I am today.


Book Excerpt

I never knew what my mom was going to have me do next. Robbing stores, lying to my dad and then being told my dad would kill me if I told him what she was doing. Fear within me due to the beating my dad gave me for not paying attention in church. I dare not tell my dad anything about what my mom was doing. Running away was all I could think of and leaving my brothers and sisters behind. My childhood led me down a path of abusive relationships as I became an adult. Not only did I go through trauma of abuse, I then had to face my son being stolen from me at the age of 18 months old. That was in 1984. Join us in helping victims of violence at


About the Author

Robin L. Preston Smith

Robin L Preston Smith is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by the creation that rises from the truth. Journey of a Lost Child is the first in a series of recent pursuits, with work progressing quickly on the follow-up.



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