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a bedtime story
meganwhitney

a room dimly lit,
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an attempt to scare off her ghosts- or all,
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with door shut tight and windows locked down firm
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sleeps the girl
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surrounded by fair, soft
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dandelion, rose
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cozy, warm
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and a haunting memory.
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on stomach,
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an attempt to hold her keepers at bay- and all,
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body lulls itself to sleep with quiet hum of soft breathing
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only accompanied by the buzz from a heater.
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she is not alone.
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down from the ceiling,
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an attempt not to wake her- and all,
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are a few knowing somethings
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sent to take from just this one girl.
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she sleeps restless now, rough
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charcoal, brick
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fighting, arching
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and giving up.
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waking on back,
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fearing nothing has happened,
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a lift of the shirt reveals a normal self, no scratch mark or scuff,
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they took nothing- but all.
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13 Jul 08


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why are all poems about a child going to bed about abuse?

seriously, i think people need to watch some good tv, and not crimewatch
 — john_daker

nice poem.
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