Every Wednesday starting today, we’ll publish a piece of writing from Megaphone’s community writing workshops. We begin with a poem by Sarah M. Ouellette. Her poetry has been published in Megaphone Magazine and its annual special literary issue, Voices of the Street.
Photo by Ms. D. Meanor on flickr
Her story starts off as any other
In a place not so far away
She leads a life no longer hers
Sold into slavery, innocence stolen
She becomes someone else
Time is passing her by
But she doesn’t notice
A stranger she’s becoming
She’s forgotten who she was
Where do the lost go
When they can’t find themselves?
Her essence is gone
She can’t find her way home
She slowly dies inside all alone.
By Sarah M. Ouellette