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A child is living with a family
and wonders how long she will stay.
Will it be a week or a month
before she’s pulled away?
She wonders what it would
be like to have a family.
Soon she’s in an orphanage,
waiting and hoping for a family.
Couples come and go and she stays.
They all want babies, NOT
older children.
She cries herself to sleep at
at night and wonders why?
Isn’t she good enough,
is something wrong with her?

All she wants is a family,
a place to stay where she is loved.
One day she leaves and goes
to another family, this time for a
few weeks.
It goes on and on, and she wonders
if the next family will be permanent.
She goes through life, feeling
unwanted, unloved, never belonging.
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Submitted by ronniefox on June 21, 2021

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 683
Words 135
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 15, 9

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