Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Mission Possible

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Waif girl

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After 9pm had went, Emily Rose sets out to accomplish her self-set mission
Raging winds roam the village like rushing water
Emily Rose is trying to escape from home

You can't do it, her friend whispers, trying not to wake up Emily's grandparents
Outrageous it may seem, it's too much for her to handle
Under all these ragged clothes and layers of skin, Emily had a heart to love

Time has come and she off
Hurrying through the crowds and the thunderous noises, Emily gallops and gallops
Everywhere looks the same. She doesn't know where she's going but her foot does
Repetitive foot noises banging on the floor to a beat
Eventually she camouflaged with the night and never seen again.

by a pupil at The Charter School

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