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#1131586 - 10/22/17 02:06 PM Lena's Story  
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The idea for this was inspired by a TV special which dealt with the perils and dangers surround human trafficking mostly involving underage girls (plus a few boys). Lena is fictional but inspired by said story.


LENA’S STORY

c2017 Brian Beecher


The urge to go back in time
Causes her to revisit old
Feelings that would kill her soul
Slightly overwhelming is she now
She does her best not to allow
Those feelings to bring her down

And as she seeks to understand
The lessons of years past
A series of strange men
Who forced her to grow up fast
Giving them what they’d ask

She looks back on the previous
Foundations that led her astray
Seeking forgiveness
She looks back on the previous
Foundations that led her astray

Lena now wants to build a better path
Towards the balance she will seek
Reaching out to those in need
Breaking away from home when just fifteen
Falling into slavery
By a man who was so mean

Now having a solo conversation
Seems to be a strange sensation
But she would fight
To bring her story to light

Looking back on the previous
Foundations that led her astray
By special request
Looking back on the previous
Foundations that led her astray

Her ordeal would have her redirecting
Her emotional energy
As she continues reflecting
On what made her captivity be

Sometimes it’s necessary
To remove unstable stones
A certain guilt she may carry
Without sacrificing her own…light

Lena’s instinct to do the right thing
Is paramount today
In helping others led astray
Telling her story she will go with the flow
Letting other people know
They don’t have to fight alone

With the stamina and willpower to remain
Strong will telling of her pain
Having only faith to gain
Allowing her to merge her new calling
With her new community

Looking back on the previous
Foundations that led her astray
By special request
Looking back on the previous
Foundations that led her astray

She has done something that
Will motivate and love her back
For a long time to come

#1131603 - 10/23/17 06:41 AM Re: Lena's Story [Re: beechnut79]  
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Quite a long lyric Brian well written but perhaps on a subject it would be difficult to find a niche for it
But you never know!
Travis


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
#1131633 - 10/24/17 12:38 AM Re: Lena's Story [Re: beechnut79]  
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I like it. a compelling story written well.

this one line might be improved...
Slightly overwhelming is she now

maybe to something like
It can not overwhelm her now
or
it still nearly overwhelms her now.

just a suggestion.


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#1131676 - 10/25/17 09:21 AM Re: Lena's Story [Re: beechnut79]  
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Thanks for weighing in on this one. Does it seem to you as though Lena is seeking the concept of feeling grounded in life?

#1131685 - 10/25/17 10:05 AM Re: Lena's Story [Re: beechnut79]  
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I get the feeling from it that Lena is slowly healing and starting to feel grounded in life. Finding a new version of herself. and that by helping others she is also helping herself.


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#1131691 - 10/25/17 11:28 AM Re: Lena's Story [Re: beechnut79]  
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You write so much more than I do beechnut, good story line, and I like the ending in this too, Lane


"Grace always pours from a closing wound"

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