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Daughter

May 2, 2015
By BoobooBeetle DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
BoobooBeetle DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
G.K. Chesterton

"And you, you ridiculous people, you expect me to help you."
Denis Johnson


I woke up every morning
In a home
With food, water, shelter, and love.

 

I would walk outside
To my backyard
Where my precious mulberry tree stood.

 

I would go to school,
Over-joyed that I could learn and get golden stars,
But then the horror occurred.

 

From the chirps of peaceful protests
To soon violent roars,
A disastrous war broke out.

 

My family hid within
My backyard, underground
However, we soon had to flee.

 

We went through horrid conditions,
To get to the place
Where we are now.

 

There are very nice people,
They give us shelter, running water, and food,
Even simple commodities that I took for granted.

 

The Zaatari Refugee Camp has saved my life,
It has gotten my father a job,
It also gave me the hope that I could a new mulberry tree.


The author's comments:

This was written in response to the Syrian Refugee Camp and a girl who went through the horrors of the war first hand.


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on May. 18 2015 at 12:34 am
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

Wow. A story of war and struggle, I presume. I like it, it starts of with a good day and a happy period until BOOM, turmoil's afoot, and then to a refuge. and All in a few stanzas :3


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