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Take me out of this cursed land Mom,
I'm too tired to go on
The only thing that keeps me sane
Is the sweet thought of going home

You told me you'd be back Ma,
You promised it was just a day
But these guys wont believe me now,
They push me on my knees, I pray

I cry, I weep, they hurt me more
They think I'm weak, but they don't know
These wounds of flesh won't hurt for long
With every pain, I'm only strong

So it happens, I plan to run
Come tomorrow, I will be free
Nothing, can stop me now
I will be free, I will be free

Voices in my head they say
They believe I'm an abondoned child
Was I such a shame to you
That you left me alone, your only child?

Eleven years is a long time Jane
I'm too tired, I wanna leave
Hey Ma, you remember Jane?
Shes the reason you abandoned me!

No worries Ma, I forgive you now
I love you too much to hate you
I know you had some reason
Yes Ma, I forgive you

I'm waiting, When the lights go off
I'll run, I'll be free again
Wait for me when the sun goes down
I'll be back, We'll be one again

So it happens, I plan to run
From this wretched place, I will be free
Nothing, can stop me now
I will be free, I will be free

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  1. Date: 6/22/2010 1:08:00 PM
    YES , VERY BREATH TAKING AND HEART DROPING. i CAN BE RELATED TO YOUR LOSS, i forgave my mother after she left.. no wait but i am still,,,,:-( ,,Oscar a wonderful poem, have yourself a nice one,..Sidney LeeAnn

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 11:22:00 PM
    a very beautiful poem oscar. i love it. So much emotion in every word...nikki.

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 8:17:00 AM
    The emotions jump from the page in this one. Enjoyed the write ~ Wilma

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 7:52:00 AM
    Thank you Oscar. =) I really like this write. I can feel so much feelings and I can relate.

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 11:40:00 AM
    Gripping poem, Oscar. Thanks for sharing. Joe

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 10:21:00 AM
    Gripping and moving poem. The emotion comes through your words. It's such a sad tale that too many kids go through. Welcome to Poetry Soup! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with your writing! Karen

  1. Date: 5/27/2010 6:27:00 AM
    Quite emotional Oscar and a portrait painted with your words of a child's struggle to be free from abuse and neglect of luv and care.. so enjoyed your creative write and thankxxx for your special comments on my poetry today.. appreciated.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 6:47:00 PM
    Emotions very well expressed in this poem. Nice write