Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RUNNED AWAY, by BURGES JOHNSON

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First Line: Dear sis: I wrote this noat to say I've been an
Last Line: Hiding in the stable.
Subject(s): Brothers; Children; Escapes; Family Life; Letters; Sisters; Half-brothers; Childhood; Fugitives; Relatives

Dear Sis: I wrote this noat to say Ive ben an gone an runned away; I gess
the fambily Ive got wunt miss me such a nawful lot, cuz yesterday you no I had a
nawful wollupin from dad an nurse she scolded me like fun fer sumpthin some one
else had dun. Last night ma sent me off to bed before Id got a chapter read. It
shows, so fur as I kin see, that no one cares a rap fer me. I gess that I aint
understood and so Ive run away fer good. But sis if there is pie to-day fer
dinner, snake a piece away, and bring it to me when your able, youll find me
hiding in the stable.

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