Lydia Bratton

Rookie (March 29,1992 / Washington IN)

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Hello, My name is Lydia Bratton. Throughout my life I have had some very misfortunate aquintances and friends. They have changed my life forever and I had a hard time dealing with this. Poetry gave me a place where I could say what I felt without angering or hurting someone. It was a refuge that allowed me to talk about my problems without placing a burden on my friends. I am one of those ... more »

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What's Wrong With This Child?

Again and again she trusts his heart is true
Holding back her tears and fears
Because she knows her mother is broken too

Her heart now is truly nothing but dead
It could be the last I see
I'll manage one more fight she said
For I am nothing without me

She comes home to bitter silence
An almost feeling of content
And to her it makes no sense
But soon she'd realize where he went

He was off to drink to make her life a hell
She knew not why or when
But she knew she could never tell

She looks over and glances in the mirror
What's wrong ...

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