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A couple of years ago Francine Samuel asked me to contribute towards a scheme highlighting the plight of abused children in the USA. Here is my humble poem, which was inspired by the song 'Runaway' from the fantastic band Dakota. I sincerely hope that you like it.


Where are you going to my little runaway?

There’s only pain today.

Is it true you are lost my precious runaway?

Just hunger pangs today.

There’s no one at home who understands you.

So how will you cope in the cold and the dark?

Your world so empty.

Your life so sad.

There are no answers little runaway.

Where will you be sleeping tonight?

There are no sympathies precious runaway.

So how will you feel tonight?

But maybe tomorrow will be brighter.

For maybe your star will shine.

So turn around my little runaway.

Heaven’s too full of your kind.

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