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Eyes filled with fear,

The girl with a pearl earring

Runs away from Asia,

Away from the agony of being a servant,

Fleeing from slavery and into

being a peasant.

Fear of her owner finding her,

Overpowering her with his anger.

The gleaming pearl earring is all she has.

Her tied mop swings as she runs.

This is a real journey for her

Response Poem - Katrina


By Katrina

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