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She Played Dead… by Toni Cross

This morning, as I scanned through the headlines, this headline caught my eye: This 6-Year-Old Survivor’s Story May Be the Most Intense from Newtown Yet – Politics – The Atlantic Wire. As I thought about that little girl and all she survived, a poem started to form in my mind…

 

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She played dead

Escaped inside her head

All around her everything

Turned blood-red

Her memory defaced

Can’t be erased

This horror is

Her breathing space

She survived

Til help arrived

Now any sentiment

Just seems contrived

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About goatgirlbookworm

My name is Toni Cross, and I was raised on a farm in the far north of the United States. I love to read and write and I hope to use those hobbies in a greater way in the days to come. One of my passions is using whatever influence I have to make a difference in the world.

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