"It's about words, and words are all I have…"



Kidnapped within blocks of each other

One year apart         at  14  17  20      now  24  27  30

Gina  Amanda   Michelle


Amanda’s mother died while she

was in  captivity     Amanda had

a daughter    now 6     We  saw her

sitting on her mother’s knee in the     hospital


What happened to my Daddy ?


We saw Gina’s father on his front

lawn    He said to the media:  Tell the

world  America has a problem 


There is no photo of Michelle  a blank

square sits   where her face should be

Often  held  in separate rooms  a tv  pundit said:    They are a family


In rusted shackles bound   for eternity

The name Ariel Castro will live on in infamy



Help me.  I’m Amanda Berry .  I’ve been kidnapped and

I’ve been missing for ten years and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.



Spring  2013      Songanddancegirl              Shakespeare    The Tempest

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