Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Adolescence/Teen Years (07/16/09)
TITLE: to my daddy in heaven
By Margaret Villanueva
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i used to be a child named sophie.
i loved my name,
it made me feel like a butterfly.
i was happy, without cares
and then i started developing
and my stepfather noticed.
iím sixteen now.
they still call me sophie
but the name doesnít fit me anymore.
i try to hide myself behind clothes that are too big for me,
but he still sees me.
i spend lots of time in my room,
but he still finds me.
should i talk to my mother?
heís told me not to.
heís said that i shouldnít make her choose between us.
she loves him.
iím afraid to speakó
if itís a choice between him and me
iím afraid heíll win.
thereís only one place where i feel free
in my dreams.
In my dreams, I come alive
Because Iím with you.
With you I am once again Sophie,
I fly with you in Heaven, Daddy,
And I know you would never hurt me
Like he does.
but then i wake up
and heís here
and youíre not.
you told me about god, Daddy.
you told me he loves me.
could you please tell him to come to this awful place
and free me?
i want to be sophie again
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