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Sometimes I Get Angry But I Am Still Me

Updated on December 30, 2012

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Sometimes I Get Angry


©LaDena Campbell aka justateacher

Sometimes I get angry

I just don’t know why

I don’t know how to control it

Words and sometimes things just fly

Even though I am only eight

I have been in five homes so far

When I was only three

I saw dad hit mom with the car

When I was four Mom died

Dad was taken to jail

That’s when I went to home number three

There were secrets there I couldn’t tell

When I started school I found

I wasn’t like the other kids

I didn’t have time for games

Like all of them did

I had to come and work

Clean up after everyone

I couldn’t go to bed

‘Til every chore was done

When I was six and in first grade

I went to the doctor with a broken arm

I wish I could have told him

That it was my foster mom that did the harm

After that I just quit caring

Didn’t do what anyone said

I decided then and there

That I would be better off dead

Now I am always angry

I throw things when I am mad

I don’t let anyone get too close

Don’t show anyone when I’m sad

It’s easier to be mad

Then let someone think I care

‘Cuz the minute that I need someone

Is the minute they are not there…

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      HubPages needs a "sad" button. My heart is sad for her and the millions of others children with similiar journeys. Well done with getting her point across.

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      Barnsey 4 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      I agree with sunshine, perhaps a "Touching" button? Great work here!

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Sunshine and Barnsey - thank you for your kind comments!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank God for wonderful teachers like you. You will never know how many lives you may touch in your careers. I am sure you have seen it all. Very sad, true, and touching. Keep doing a great job!

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      thank you for your kind comments, tammy!

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      Richard J ONeill 4 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Oh, you touched my heart with that very well written poem.

      It achieved its purpose alright. I saw into that little girl's life and felt what she must feel, and it hurt.

      I wish adults would try to be more perceptive about how their actions and behavior affect children, and the next generation to care for this earth.

      I still suffer to this day, with mental scars left over from abuse when I was young. It sucks the life out of our poor children, when parents fight and argue and blame.

      I have a new son, and he will never have to deal with pain like that.

      Thanks for this touching poem.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      "Cuz the minute that I need someone

      Is the minute they are not there…"

      So much pain and tears in the last two lines here. You are a blessed soul Ma'am... your words make me feel the pain of such a child... Reading your work has lifted my moral sense..

      Beautiful words LaDena! Beautiful!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Justateacher.. you really are pulling at the heart.. up and sad

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      Krisgossett 4 years ago from Abilene, TX

      Pulling at the heart strings, took a lot not to cry reading this. Loved it though! great work.

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      It makes me so sad and angry to hear about child abuse. Thank you for sharing this poem and dedicating it to all the children who have suffered child abuse. Take care, Kelley

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Kelley -thank you for your kind comments!

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      emilybee 4 years ago

      Very well-written compelling poetry centered around such an important topic. Very nicely done.

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      justateacher - Anger is a terrible affliction. I don't deal well with it at all and one will see my back anymore as it surfaces. Life is too short...

      The Frog

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You have grown into a remarkable writer in a few short months. I can see the growth in your talent with each new poem and this just might be your best so far. Simply beautiful in a very sad way. Congratulations and thank you so much for caring about kids the way you do.

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      billy - thank you for your kind comments! I always look forward to hearing from you!

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      sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Sometimes I get angry - that children have this anger because of circumstances that control them. How very sad and painful that circumstances like this exist and happen to innocent children. justateacher - doesn't define what you are to those you teach and reach out to. Awesome poem - sad subject/circumstance.

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      sweethearts2 - thank you for your kind comments!

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Poem is an interesting journey from the emotions of anger to the reason it's intensified. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      That was so well written, you understand children so well. I know just what you're writing about as I once taught in a children's home.

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Thank you for your kind comments, Blossom!

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      joyfulmommy 4 years ago

      Sad but beautifully written. Voted up.

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Thank you joyfulmommy!

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