The Girl In The Front

Observe, for example,
The girl in the front.
She says not a word
And daren’t be blunt.

Immersed in her schoolwork,
This young girl escapes
From her life into
One through which she can traipse.

This better world gives her
Someplace she can be
When her parents fight
And she’s no place to flee.

Our young girl in the front
Sheds one single tear.
“Help me,” she whispers.
But no one can hear.

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