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Diamond In the Ashes

January 11, 2010
By morgie7<3 PLATINUM, Tremont, Illinois
morgie7<3 PLATINUM, Tremont, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
~Michael Jordan

She walks to school every day with a downcast face, bruises on her arms
Her heart seems unfixable, with tiny scattered pieces and small, sharp-edged shards
Her bruises go farther than the discoloration and splotchy skin
Harsh words leave wounds that are impossible to mend
Emotional and physical pain brought on her by kin
Leaves her with the feeling that she can’t win.
No one understands her mind, understands her scratches
No one gets that she’s special,
A diamond hidden in the ashes.

The author's comments:
This piece is dedicated to Martina McBride, whose song and music video, Concrete Angel, inspired me to write this piece. I appreciate and admire her concern for abused children, so great that she wrote a song for one special little girl that didn't make it.

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