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we all face facts differently

February 4, 2023
By billyjoelfan DIAMOND, Madera, California
billyjoelfan DIAMOND, Madera, California
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Favorite Quote:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

"And see, that’s how you end up headed to destruction/Pavin’ a road to nowhere/Pour your life out for nothin"- The Background by Lecrae

small girl

leans forward, back

forward, back

a cycle, as natural

as any of nature’s rhythms

she does not think

she only swings

creaking old swing set

that has been in her backyard

since she was two

she comes to escape

she comes

because this is the one place she finds


forward, back

forward, back


a million strands of gold

glisten, shine

catch the light

of the fading sun and do not let it go

she is glowing

but only on the outside

her world on the inside:

a million shards of pain

they slice her every time she wakes

to another day

without her father.

another day with him gone.

a bleeding heart

she digs in and pushes off the ground

feet almost touching pine cones

in the old pine above her head

she is a fugitive

running, hiding

always running, hiding

unable to escape

the misery of her world

the misery of who she is

a girl with no daddy

a girl who wanted a daddy,

but he didn’t want a little girl.

instead he ran

a fugitive as much as she

so in this they are alike

they cannot face anything.

she hops off the swing

chains rattling

and walks inside.

another day down,

a million to go.

The author's comments:

I am a writer. And by "writer", I do not mean that I write on occasion. Writing is the blood coursing through my veins.

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on Mar. 14 at 12:26 pm
Bumble_Bee PLATINUM, New Athens, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"You will be found" -Dear Evan Hansen

You are a great writer! I really like how you wrote this poem!!

on Mar. 14 at 11:05 am
LotsOfChocolateCherries PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

Wow, this is really good!!!!!