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1 was the year of innocence
9 was the year of lost innocence
8 was the year of illness
6 was the year of hopefulness

That was thenÖ.
Born in 1948Ö and had a foster child in 1982
Her name was Lisa.
She was neither innocent or hopeful and mentally ill

She didnít do well with us in foster care
She never bonded to one of us
She was not allowed to stay
She killed herself in 1986

It is 2009, 23 years later
The pain of her loss is still heavy
The lost innocence lingers
The hopelessness and illness hovers

Suicide is a vulture
Abuse is a vampire
Halloween is tomorrow
Iím ready

Stephanie Millican

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The following comments are for "1986"
by EchoMarm

You have a remarkable mind - I get a kick out of your creativity. I'm so sorry for the event and sadness that spurred this poem - but as a poetic piece its great.
Thank you and bless you!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: November 2, 2009 )

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