For the Girl

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: October 31, 2016

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Submitted: October 31, 2016



For the Girl

For the girl

with a burlap sack slung over her head

and hands tied with rope

thats too tight

and makes her wrists burn

even more than

when she slashed them

too many times

even more than

when her father hit them

with his belt

too hard

but not as much 

as the burning in her throat

when she cried herself to sleep every night

or the blisters on her feet

from running away

and running back again

because at least "home"

has a roof

but all of that

is no where near as bad

as the pain

of wanting to die

too young.

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