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The Little Girl

August 24, 2009
By Gnome94 SILVER, Cottreville Township, Michigan
Gnome94 SILVER, Cottreville Township, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"At this moment, there are 6 billion, 4 hundred, 71 million, 8 hundred, 18 thousand, 6 hundred, 71 people in the world. Some are running scared.. some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day.. others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men at war with good, and some are good.. struggling with evil. 6 billion people in the world, 6 billion souls -- and sometimes.. all you need is 1."

She's innocent.
A child.
Her blonde curls astray.
Tears running down her face.

She's scared to the bone.
She tries to do everything right,
But it doesn't keep him away.
He screams, shouts, and hits.
She can smell the alcohol on his breath.
Its almost as strong as the smoke stench.

Her mom can't protect her.
She's passed out on the couch.

This innocent liitle girl is shaking.
She needs protection.

Will you protect her?

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This article has 7 comments.

on Sep. 14 2009 at 10:51 pm
jjlanum11 BRONZE, Sebastian, Florida
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tha was absolutely amazing. in 16 lines you wrote something that is so tragically true in so many cases and made me want to cry. amazing.

on Sep. 12 2009 at 8:07 pm
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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WOW... i loved it... so awesome... i've never read a poem that was so true and powerful before... beautiful, just like heaven i hope the girl is okay...



on Sep. 12 2009 at 9:52 am
Ashlynrae BRONZE, Abilene, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"I didn't know I was making history,
I was just tired of giving in."
--- Rosa Parks

This piece has a lot of emotion in it! A great read!

on Sep. 11 2009 at 2:34 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

Amazing poem! So sad! I feel bad for the girl. Great descriptions.

Brndi said...
on Sep. 10 2009 at 12:54 pm
this is a really great poem it made me think back to my own childhood... i was so deathly scared of my stepmom and my dad was always at work... and i was so scared to tell my dad what was going on.. VERY GOOD WORK

on Sep. 8 2009 at 5:52 pm
blingblang4eva ELITE, Fayetteville, Georgia
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this poem is emotional and quite amazing. it makes me feel so bad for the poor girl

on Sep. 8 2009 at 12:30 pm
HeavenCooley GOLD, Stillwater, Oklahoma
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i will protect this innocent girl!!:)

hope she okay and doing alright.