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Random Poem:

Alright
Kewanee

Piggy-tails on a girl of five,
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frolicking with the butterflies,
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hopscotch and climbing trees,
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Mommy bouncing her on a knee....
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and Daddy's in her bedroom late at night
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showing her what it takes
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to make him feel alright...
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At twelve she's caught between dresses and jeans
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a little girl, or a "grown-up" teen,
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she learns the words to the latest song,
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hoping to some group she'll soon belong....
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and the gang's on the corner late at night
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showing her what it takes
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to make her feel alright...
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At sixteen, heavy makeup clinging to her face,
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her clothes (or lack of them) a public disgrace,
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cigarette in her mouth, stoned out of her mind,
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he leads her to the car and she climbs inside....
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and there in the backseat late at night
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he shows her what it takes
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to make him feel alright...
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The test was positive, a child within,
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the thoughts in her mind begin to spin,
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"How can I keep it? I am only a teen!
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the Dr. says he can use a machine...."
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and she lies in her bedroom late at night
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thinking, "that's what it'll take
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to make me feel alright..."
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On her way to the clinic, a clean-cut youth
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hands her a tract containing the Truth.
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"What do you know?" She sneers in his face.
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"I know what the Lord can do by His Grace..."
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and he tells how his Savior late one night
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showed him what it takes
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to make him alright...
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The girl's heart was touched that day,
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and from the clinic she turned away.
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Alone on her knees, with tears in her eyes,
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she repented of sins, rebellion and lies.
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And she patted her belly late into the night...
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"I've found what it takes
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to make everything right..."
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