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Shelby wrote this when she was 13. She’s an incredible poet, and maybe she’ll let me post more in the future. Dark, but awesome.

Life beyond words
Living inside another’s box
Trapped behind their shadow
Their dreams, hopes
forced religion
…beliefs. Such humiliation.
The black shadows surround your fear.
you can feel the coldness near.
You cannot see anything
but you know everything.
be brave
be brave
and maybe someone will save.

I’m afraid I’m being stupid and half way through think, “screw this”.

My 16 year old daughter – the love of my life – has started writing a book of her life. I thought I would pull an excerpt from it and throw it up here. The title of the entry is what Shelby said when I was finished typing it. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I was assigned work, but I’m just not really in the mood. A few girls are talking about how many times they went to Wonderland this summer……I knew what they were talking about before they even said it. I mean, what else is exciting around here other then places miles away?