Drapetomania

As a little girl

I looked up at the world

Naive and shy

Watching clouds roll by

 

Why couldn't I leave

I needed set free

Free from what, you wonder?

A feeling in my heart, like thunder

 

I want to run away

I know what you'll say

People will miss me

But I don't know why

I need to escape

I need to try

 

As I grew

Into a teen

My need to leave

Would not let me be

 

So I ran away

I could not stay

I heard their screams

As they watched me leave

 

Two hours later

My body was a traitor

They found me in a ditch

Cowering like a bitch

 

I want to run away

I know what you'll say

People will miss me

But I don't know why

I need to escape

I need to try

 

As I grew a bit

My family threw a fit

My mother ran away

And I knew I couldn't stay

 

My life was falling apart

And so did my weak heart

So you tell me to stay?

As my life gave way

 

I want to run away

I know what you'll say

People will miss me

But I don't know why

I need to escape

I need to try

 

Now don't start crying

This is a goodbye

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