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The Promise

A young girl,
Barely seven,
Gets on the school bus
With bruises covering her arms
And tears in her eyes.

A young girl,
Almost nine,
Sits in the corner of her room
And cries,
As her daddy shoots
And her mommy dies.

A teenage girl.
Of about fifteen,
When the doctor 
Says those dreadful words.

A young woman,
Of twenty two,
Watches as her 
Seven year old daughter
Gets on the bus for school.
They say I love you and smile,
As she promises to never hurt her child.

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  1. Date: 1/23/2011 8:26:00 AM
    Well written and thought provoking. You have an admirable presentation here.

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 3:56:00 AM
    Kaci, you have broken the cycle. I did this with my mother and now have a 26 year old daughter who I love so much and she loves me. My son is 28 and I have a good husband too. My mother was a very bitter woman, we have contact but its only that. This is beautiful, well done:)))