Corner Ring


Lonely girl alone on the street on a rainy day

Time to make things right.

My life worth fightin’ for –

Ain’t nobody can stop me.

It’s time to beat down the walls.


They’re done holdin’ me down.

No wall stronger than me.

I’m gonna beat the odds –

Ain’t nobody can stop me.


I’m not much – not yet,

but I’m all there is.

Some day I’m gonna count.

I’m done standing in line.

Orphan sits alone on the road with a suitcase

I won’t be another number

filed away in the dark.

No room for cold feet now –

My gloves laced and ready.


I fought the devil and

now he’s running for cover.

I’m not afraid of my demons

whispering dark nothings by rote.


Time to find that girl

left out on the street.

It’s taken too many already.

Mine calling my name.


Ain’t nobody gonna stop us.Β 

Escape from the house - a little girl with a suitcase and a toy

Β©Brenda Baker 2016

Part 9 of the series Hushed Voices.

60 comments on “Corner Ring”

  1. Reblogged this on Anything and Everything Blog and commented:
    This is a beautiful poem written by an amazing author. I loved this poem so much. The poem is worded perfectly. This poem is part of a series that the author has titled Hushed Voices. Hushed Voices Is written about a teenage runaway. Please go take a look at Brenda’s blog I know you’ll love it!

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  2. I was looking for new reading material and I stumbled upon your blog. Great post. Well written and inspiring. Looking forward to coming back and explore other ones you have.

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