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#1038334 - 02/04/14 06:13 AM Letter 728  
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Rick Maines Offline
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Ok, a little math needed here. I apologize for that, but you'll understand. This girl has been in foster care since her mom abandoned her at 5. She's now turning 12. She's been writing her mom twice each week. 7 years times 104 times per year. 728. Get it?

Letter 728
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[Chorus]
Mamma, when ya comin' for me,
to take me to that promised land?
I bet the sky is always blue there,
and there's nothin' but white sand,
and water far as you can see,
just like in my dreams; but honestly,
it won't mean nothin' on that day.
Letter 728 is on its way.

[Verse 1]
I've been writin' for so long,
without a word from you.
I know there must be somethin' wrong,
or else you'd write me, too.
Since the day that I turned five,
twice a week I've tried to write,
and I've kept count of all I've sent your way.
And I'll be turnin' twelve years old today.

[Chorus]
Mamma, when ya comin' for me,
to take me to that promised land?
I bet the sky is always blue there,
and there's nothin' but white sand,
and water far as you can see,
just like in my dreams; but honestly,
it won't mean nothin' on that day.
Letter 728 is on its way.

[Verse 2]
I sit here at this desk again,
and try to find the words,
to apologize for what I did,
and say how much I hurt.
I know you're workin' hard to be
the mamma I need you to be,
but sometimes I need you to hold on to.
Hopes and dreams are nothin' next to you.

[Chorus]
Mamma, when ya comin' for me,
to take me to that promised land?
I bet the sky is always blue there,
and there's nothin' but white sand,
and water far as you can see,
just like in my dreams; but honestly,
it won't mean nothin' on that day.
Letter 728 is on its way.

[Bridge]
They tell me I should just quit tryin',
love would never leave me cryin',
and I should just stop dreamin' about you.
I just hope you get the message soon.

[Chorus]
Mamma, when ya comin' for me,
to take me to that promised land?
I bet the sky is always blue there,
and there's nothin' but white sand,
and water far as you can see,
just like in my dreams; but honestly,
it won't mean nothin' on that day.
Letter 728 is on its way.

And letter 728 is on its way.


Rick Maines
#1040042 - 02/19/14 03:39 PM Re: Letter 728 [Re: Rick Maines]  
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I get it. Strong story! Obviously her mamma is not interested.

#1040045 - 02/19/14 03:43 PM Re: Letter 728 [Re: Jim Colyer (D)]  
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Excellent!


Fred Choate
Billings, Montana

http://www.reverbnation.com/fredchoatemusic

#1040178 - 02/21/14 01:19 AM Re: Letter 728 [Re: Fred Choate]  
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Very nice, glad you explained it, because otherwise I would not have gotten the whole story.....

Chris

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