A WAY OUT

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A WAY OUT

The door is slammed shut and a shout is heard.

The child huddles in a corner not breathing a word.

As footsteps come closer to her hiding place,

The dingy curtain is moved to hide her face.

A large hand reaches for her leg,

Splinters from the floor slide in her wrist as she begins to beg.

The hand flies down across her head,

TheN “shut up brat!” is all that’s said.

Her body is thrown against the wall.

The ceiling then appears to fall.

As the huge body comes towards her once more,

She sees a foot and feels a sharp pain as she slides to the floor.

Large men enter yanking the huge frame across the room.

Shouts and curses are heard and the fighting resumes.

The world turns black and voices are hollow.

Gentle hands lift her to a warm embrace.

Her heart speeds up then slows to an even pace.

Tears slide across her cheeks and down her chin,

She now prepares for a new life to begin.

 

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trets commented on A WAY OUT

06-30-2009

This is an amazing poem. very visual. very sad and emotional. Good job. Keep up the good work, i look forward to reading more of your peoms

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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LET ME BE YOUR PRINCESS 0
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REVERSE 4
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ROSE COLORED LIES 2
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NO ONE SAID 3
NOT MY CHILD 2
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FORGETTING 3
TODAY 4
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BOX OF CHOCOLATES 2
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THE BOX 2
SEVEN DEADLY SINS 3
FEARLESS 1
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JAR OF TEARS 5
GONE 2
PICKUP LINES 1
CHANCE ENCOUNTERS 2
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LIFE GETS IN THE WAY 1
IF ONLY 2
COMPLETION 1
HOURGLASS 3
THE DREAMERS 2
ON YOUR WINGS 5
THE BLIND TO SEE 3
POINT OF KNOW RETURN 2
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SEARCHING 2
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MOST SPECTACULAR SHOW ON EARTH 2
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MY GIFT TO YOU 3
BREATHTAKING 3
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ALWAYS IS NOT FOREVER 3
WHISPERS ON A BREEZE 3
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MEMORIES 2
ECHOS 2
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LONELY 4
DROPPING A LINE 4
IMMORTAL HEART 5
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MOMENTS 1
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HOPELESS 5
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MY PRISON 3
EDGE OF FOREVER 3
FOR JUST A MOMENT 7
FISHING WITH GOD 8
BLESSINGS 2
THE SHOW 3
TODAY I WILL FORGET 7
OBSESSION 3
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YOUR WORDS 2
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THROUGH THE EYES OF YOUR WORDS 11
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YES OR NO 6
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LOVE LETTER 6
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SHATTERED 16
ONE BASKET 7
UNWRITTEN CHAPTER 5
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HARTBEAT 7
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THE LITTLE THINGS 12
THE COLLECTOR 2 8
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TEARS OF INK 3
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MISTRESS OF THE NIGHT 12
MY WILL 12
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SILENT AFFAIR 4
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DID YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU 1
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FOUR FOREVER 2
CHILDISH DREAMS 3
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MY LITTLE SANDCASTLE 5
DRAGON SLAYER 14
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