16 Years

October 19, 2009
By Jessah GOLD, Westbrook, Maine
Jessah GOLD, Westbrook, Maine
11 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.”

Nicholas Sparks


It was sixteen years ago the day I was born,
When I was safe in the arms of my mother,
On that crisp October morning.
The Jack o' Lanterns glowed,
And the wind whistled outside,
In the distance an old bird crowed.
About seven years later on a warm summers day,
The sun shone down and the children played,
This was the day that me and my brothers were sent away.
My brothers in one car and me in the other,
They took us away from our very own mother, and away from each other.
To a group home I was taken,
Where many other kids needed homes like me,
Without my brothers I was confused, scared, and I was shaken.
I was there for almost a full year,
In the place that I began to call my home,
Where I felt there was nothing I needed to fear.
When it was time to go,
To leave for a new home,
I packed up my things in confusion and sorrow.
With my youngest brother I stayed,
In this family for at least three years,
But it didn't last long.
To a group home again we were sent,
The same one as before,
And there a search for another family under went.
For another year my brothers and I waited,
Kids came and went before we knew it,
Our hope and trust slowly had faded.
Now I am sixteen I am in a loving home,
My brothers safe in there's,
And for almost four years I have been in with a family that I can finally call my own.


The author's comments:
This is a poem about my journey through foster care.

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Jessah GOLD said...
on Dec. 26 2011 at 8:44 pm
Jessah GOLD, Westbrook, Maine
11 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.”

Nicholas Sparks

I will definently check out your work. And no. I didn't end up getting reunited. :/ One brother lives in a shelter somewhere, and another is adopted and very unhappy.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2011 at 4:53 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

This is pretty good, I've never experienced foster life befoe, but it makes me think about it. So did you get reunited with your other brother? BTW, I'm glad you found a good home.

Think you could check out my work sometime?


on Oct. 27 2009 at 1:58 pm
MayaChristine GOLD, Stocksfield, Other
11 articles 0 photos 28 comments
This is really good. I'm glad you're in a happy home now, and this poem made me think about what it must be like constantly having to move.

Jessah GOLD said...
on Oct. 27 2009 at 8:29 am
Jessah GOLD, Westbrook, Maine
11 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.”

Nicholas Sparks

Thank you. I am glad that I am in a good home to.

on Oct. 27 2009 at 7:25 am
CupCake023 BRONZE, Georgetown, Pennsylvania
4 articles 8 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Take a chance, you never know how perfect something can turn out.

This is really good. I have never experienced the fosterhome life but I kinda see on how your life was.....

at least you are in a good home now... =D




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