who wrote the poem misty?

the poem starts like this

My name is Misty I am but three,

My eyes are swollen I cannot see,

I must be stupid I must be bad,

What else could have made made my daddy so mad?

I wish I were better I wish I weren't ugly,

Then maybe my mommy would still want to hug me.

I can't speak at all I can't do a wrong

Or else I'm locked up all the day long.

does anyone know who wrote it

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Misty"

    My name is Misty

    I'm only three,

    My eyes are swollen

    I cannot see,

    I must be stupid

    I must be bad,

    What else could have

    Made my daddy so mad?

    I wish I were better

    I wish I weren't ugly,

    Then maybe my mommy

    Would still want to hug me.

    I can't speak at all

    I can't do a wrong

    Or else I'm locked up

    All the day long.

    When I awake

    I'm all alone

    The house is dark

    My folks aren't home.

    When my mommy does come

    I'll try and be nice,

    So maybe I'll get just

    One whipping tonight.

    Don't make a sound!

    I just heard a car

    My daddy is back

    From Charlie's Bar.

    I hear him curse,

    My name he calls,

    I press myself

    Against the wall.

    I try and hide

    From his evil eyes,

    I'm so afraid now

    I'm starting to cry.

    He finds me weeping,

    He shouts ugly words,

    He says its my fault

    That he suffers at work.

    He slaps me and hits me

    And yells at me more,

    I finally get free

    And I run for the door.

    He's already locked it

    And I start to bawl,

    He takes me and throws me

    Against the hard wall.

    I fall to the floor

    With my bones nearly broken,

    And my daddy continues

    With more bad words spoken.

    "I'm sorry!", I scream,

    But its much too late.

    His face has been twisted

    Into unimaginable hate.

    The hurt and the pain

    Again and again.

    Oh please God, have mercy!

    Oh please let it end!

    And he finally stops

    And heads for the door,

    While I lay there motionless

    Sprawled on the floor.

    My name is Misty

    And I am but three,

    Tonight my daddy

    Murdered me.

    The poem above was written in 1996 by Misty Nicole Ramsey and was originally posted on her college Web site. Since then, it has been reposted to dozens of sites and sent to millions via e-mail chain letter - most frequently without crediting the author

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    • Jamie2 years agoReport

      This poem was definitely written before 1996. I read it in a book at a friend’s house in Michigan. We left Michigan in 1987. So it had to be written before then.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Misty Nicole Ramsay

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    who wrote the poem misty?

    the poem starts like this

    My name is Misty I am but three,

    My eyes are swollen I cannot see,

    I must be stupid I must be bad,

    What else could have made made my daddy so mad?

    I wish I were better I wish I weren't ugly,

    Then maybe my mommy would still want to hug me.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    That is a bullshit lie. The original was written in 1995 by Misty Hamilton Elmer and submitted to poetry.com. I think it's funny how this stupid chick and everyone else takes credit for it when they ask plagiarized the original work. Some even making it into something that's used for child abuse. When the site confirms that from the original archives I'm going to laugh my ass off. To the women making claim to the original, I hope you do get caught for stealing someone else's work and it destroys all credit to your other ****. Stupid thief

    • Jamie2 years agoReport

      Wrong! This poem was definitely written before 1995. I read it in a book at a friend’s house in Michigan. We left Michigan in 1987. So it had to be written before then.

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  • 4 years ago

    the first time i seen this poem was in 1989, not sure who the author was.the poem i had written down was shorter however, 13 lines. but basically the same poem.i was 14 years old at the time and wrote it down.

    my name is misty,i am but three

    my eyes are swollen,i can not see

    i can t be good, i must be bad

    because they hate me, my mom and dad.

    hush now, i hear my dad parking his car

    he just got back from charlie s bar.

    i hear him cursing, my name is called

    i squeeze myself against the wall.

    he came in my room and slammed the door.

    i felt pain when he hit me

    i lay on the floor.

    my name was misty, i was but three

    last night my daddy murdered me.

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    • Saru S2 years agoReport

      I wrote this when I was 7 or 8 my name is Melinda I d k who published it I left it behind in one of the many times I had to move Misty was just one of my nicknames or extra personas cuz I was alone alot really abused but it was written a good 40 yrs ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    it was written by Misty Nicole Ramsey

  • 4 years ago

    And snopes is 100% concrete evidence?? Seriously!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go to snopes.com

    http://www.snopes.com/glurge/blueribbon.asp

    it's an urban legend email. no three year old has the language or writing skills to compose that poem. snope has the story.

    • Jamie2 years agoReport

      I read this poem in a book at a friend’s house in 1986 or 1987. I remember it vividly.

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