Image and text of "Pull Your Troubles" poem from children's poetry book "Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain" by Barbara Vance

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Pull Your Troubles

At night before you sleep, my dear
You must reach deep in side
And pull your troubles out your ears
From whence they like to hide.

A trouble is the kind of thing
It’s very often true,
That bothers you more than the soul
Who passed in on to you.

~ Barbara Vance

Excerpt from the poetry collection “Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain”

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