You left me to defend for myself

You left me alone …. I had nothing ,

I was nothing

Dirty surroundings and dirty sheets

You didn’t know the effect it would have on me,

A young girl with an expressionless face,

Bites all over plain to see,

You really think it wouldn’t haunt me,

A Google search is all I need and someone will end up finding me,

My life on show for all to see,

You just left me questioning ; why me ?

Placed into care at a young age,

Would that lead me life astray ?

Placement after placement,

School after school

The years go by in a blink of the eye

The assumptions are made,

Stories are told,

How long until they know ?

A poem by Lauren