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Someone I know

There’s a girl that sits at the back of my class,
No one to chat to no reason to laugh,
Everyone stares as she walks past,
Sometimes you don’t notice she’s there in the dark,
One day there was a rumour about that she had left home,
And her parents were worried right down to the bone,
That night when I went to bed all these wild thoughts
went running through my head,
The next morning I opened the door,
Claire wasn’t there,
Just her chair on the floor,
Claire’s chair sat there for one year more,
Still waiting for someone to pick it up off the floor.

Sunny Milligean-McKinlay
Year 6
Rozelle Public School