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Below is the poem entitled FROM HELL TO ME which was written by poet Miriam Owens. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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               Hidden away by a Mother's love
	To the protective torture of the clergy glove
	Sentenced to a life of hell
	Before life began, the hammer fell

	Frightened children, black and white
	The dog yard coffin, the dark of night
	The stars looked down on naked flesh
	Scared eyes looked up through wire mesh

	Until the stars could look no more
	And the sun, it opened daylights door
	The demons woke and walked the halls
	The scream of silent “help me” calls

	No one hears their silent pain
	Or see’s the blood between the grain
	A nation’s fear of God above
	No one to hold, no one to love

	Finally a letter states
	We want them home, freedom awaits
	But where is heaven, where is hell
	Through their fear, they cannot tell

	Violence, drink and Daddie’s girl
	Wishing she could be a pearl
	All safe and snug, within the clam
	No one to fear, but who I am

	So, who am I and what’s my worth
	What’s my purpose, on this earth?
	I’m here to live, and one day die.
	I am me – myself – Just I

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:53:00 PM
    I sense past pain in your lines...hope I'm wrong...very nice work whatever the intention...congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 3:50:00 PM
    This is an excellent Couplet. Congratulations on your win. I look forward in reading more of your poems. Welcome to PS. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Miriam ;-) Congratulations!!! Thank you for entering one of my latest contest. please enjoy all the other winners who took their time in entering the same contest you did. you can find the list on the -Contest Winners: Member area- or you can visit my newest blog called ""from HEART to HEART ..."" stop by if you like. always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Sprechen Sie Deutsch? I like the way you rhyme your verses, and the imagery you convey is most intense. But I'm not very smart and I get lost in many of your metaphors. To me, it's almost as if you're putting these really intense images or phrases together just because they look good or sound good. But what do I know, art is subjective, and I bet you're bilingual so you're smarter than me. Ich konne ein biBchen Deutsch sprechen. But keep reading other people's poetry if you want to get better.

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 3:56:00 PM
    A very powerful reflection of self and the world around you. Tremendous message here!

    Owens Avatar Miriam Owens
    Date: 6/16/2013 4:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much. My life has its ups and downs so I express it through poetry. It's a great healer .......