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My Little Runaway ( Part 1)
by Rose M Rideout
Sunday, August 03, 2008
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I hope you don't get upset but I started to write this and it ended up in three parts so the next two days you will get the rest as it is too long to expect you to read all at once. A loving child with a good home and great parents follow the wrong side of the tracks. It's not always the way thet are raised.
Thank you for your time in reading.


My Little Runaway (Part 1)

At the young age of fifteen years,
She slipped into the night,
Not a note was ever found,
Nothing seemed to be right.

No angry words were spoken,
Only love did they ever share,
Two loving folks with their child,
Now left to shed lost tears.

Where could she have gone,
Rumours said she had gone wild,
To the streets she turned tricks,
This innocent, loving child.

They searched the streets,
But now they lived in fear,
The loss of their dear child,
They lived each day with fear.

 They say she was a runaway,
But that must be a lie,
For one so loved as this child,
Would make them question why.

The years went quickly by,
They heard she had a child,
That she had married and settled,
If only for awhile.

She found a man who loved her,
Forgave her for her life,
Loved her and their child,
He took her as his wife.





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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/4/2008
sad--for the parents as well as the child
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 8/4/2008
Well expressed, the fear of a parent who's child has vanished, not knowing but praying that all is well with them! Lookin forward to the next part. HUGS! SC
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/4/2008
A very familiar story, more common than we realize! Beautifully done poem Rose!...ET
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 8/4/2008
Really good. Can't wait for Part II. Cheers
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/4/2008
I have three children, I cannot imagine what it would be like to not know them..How heartbreaking and so well written, cannot wait for the second installment of this series.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller 8/4/2008
You describe the separation and loss perfectly.
The fractures here rarely result in happy endings.
Waiting for your twist on this.
Love ya--RaeLynn
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 8/4/2008
Every parent's fear, Rose. Look forward to Part 2. -gene.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/4/2008
A touching beginning Rose, I had a lost son for many years, this touches my heart.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/4/2008
As Mr Ed said it is a sad story but one based all too much on reality as hundreds of young kids do go missing each year, some out of rebellion, some out of fear or abuse, some lured into prostitution and others raped and murdered. Looking forward to the next two episodes Rose to seee how your story plays itself out.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/4/2008
A sad story for any parent, and one that happens quite frequently.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/4/2008
Beautiful Morning To You Rose, and this poem is a lovely, yet heart breaking, then mending....write :)
It is destructive & grief strickening that a teen feels the need to "runaway"...their reasons may not be realistic, yet sometimes they are in a very serious need of physical/mental/emotional safety nets. Prostitution (thats why I say destructive)unfortunately disgusts me to no end that a man will pay for a little girl. (she wants love & food) It's appauling these little girls feel so devalued that they will do this to survive. Love is the only resolve to torment. Love & Patience.
I Look Forward To The Rest :)
Much Love & Happiness To You
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/4/2008
Rose, sometimes, no matter how good the parents are and the upbringing the tree will insist on grow askew.

Reviewed by George Carroll 8/4/2008
There is a lesson for us all in this wonderful poem that no matter how we have sinned if we but repent the Lord will forgive us.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/4/2008
Well written, Rose. Am looking forward to the next two!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/3/2008
What most parents dread, yet more and more a reality it has become. You do live in fear and agonize every tick of the clock. Even when there are other children to care for the heartache for the one never goes away. All that remains on your mind is, "Is my child okay"" There are no words to describe the torment, heartache and fear that one lives through when faced with a situation such as this. You have described it well....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Myrtle Poor (Reader) 8/3/2008
Hi Rose.

This is so sad. You can actually feel the heart break here. You did a good job here. Thinks dear lady for sharing. I will be waiting for part two.

LOve and blessings Myrtle Poor
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/3/2008
Very, very well done my friend. God bless.
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 8/3/2008
Rose, again you write so wonderful poem like this one. Gaud Bless you
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/3/2008
Good write, Rose; looking forward to the next installments!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Toasty 100 degree Texas, Karen Lynn. :P

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