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Wide sided window



Wide sided window large enough
for the children to slide through

running while hiding away
from the pain

Switching from stepdad's hand
yelling for them to get back there

stopping long enough to get water
from the pump up the road

river running down the road towards
the woods

footbridge near the forge by the water
climbing upward the children hidden
by the rocks on the ledge
Cabin made of stone in place
by the children
Food in place
setting down in the place
Hidden away for fifteen years
Coming up seeing if stepdad had passed
away from the horrible day.
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Written on June 14, 2021

Submitted by bettyredd132 on June 14, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XX AX XX BX XX BCXDCDDXXA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 544
Words 101
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 10

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