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Baby Jane

Baby Jane

Baby Jane is weeping
She sobs all through the night
Her daddy, he’s just left her
And something don’t seem right
All that touching going on
Something tells her, something’s wrong
She’s only five, so very young
And not yet very strong.

Baby Jane is eighteen, now
Quite beautiful she be
Sometimes she feels that no one loves her
And suffers misery
Whenever she gets intimate
The guys they treat her bad
She thinks she has no worth at all
Sometimes life makes her mad.

She asks, where were the guardians
In whom she’d put her trust
Who let her be so sorely used
And in the dirt be thrust
When love was only meant for her
Such evil in a mind did stir

Baby Jane’s in prison now
She murdered some damn fool
He’d treated her with disrespect
And to her was so cruel
So one day she could take no more
And her mind went in a whirl
God help a world where awful things
Can happen to a sweet young girl.


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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 7:39:00 PM
    Wow a powerful write here bravo, great words of truth, i give you a high 7 on this one beautifully done. cheri and by the way it's very cold here so it put me in the mood.

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 9:07:00 PM
    I agree with you Andrea and yes the movie was "whatever happened to Baby Jane" but Peter that was great writing as always. Luv Ve x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/8/2013 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my lovely wife, your comments are always so kind, peterxxxxxx
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 8:18:00 PM
    a good one for all those whose minds were messed up by abuse. Baby Jane I think is the title of a movie , isn't it? And a song too I believe. I like how sensitive you are in your writing.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/8/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't know where the title came from. But I did love that Baby Jane film. Thanks for your comments Andrea, you are so kind.....peter