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March 22, 2014
By LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
LaChouette GOLD, Mount Vernon, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling.”
- George Carlin

I can’t say I care for you because you show me little,
In comparing the heart of my mother and yours so brittle.
You think I’m a burden and treat me this way
Then go off to gamble your fears away.
You have a limp arm and you brandish it dearly,
Your injury preventing you from thinking clearly.
I don’t question your work ethic because you have none
And I wish your words did not sear like the sun.

The author's comments:
This poem is based off of Patricia McCormick's novel "Sold." My creative writing teacher asked us to write a poem about the main character's relationship with her stepfather.

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