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Annie Janine

Rookie (February 28th,1994 / Brooklyn, New York)


She fights her own battle


she walks to her day care


with those gray blue eyes
windows into her soul


and returns to the homeless shelter


alone in the big city
only 4 years old

but already at war
with the world
that just keeps putting her down


Nobody knows
why she is so skinny

why she walks alone
why her cherubic little face is streaked with dirt


god bless her

Submitted: Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (12/26/2008 9:50:00 PM)

    This is superb Annie. A powerful statement about poverty and neglect that touches the reader largely because of its direct, uncompromising delivery. God bless her indeed. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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