Little Girl, Little Girl

A Poem By Julie // 12/4/2010

 

Little Girl, Little Girl
 
Born on a cloudy night
with peach-fuzz hair
blinking at harsh lights
Mommy doesn’t care
Daddy signs his rights away
and you’re left to wail
on your very first day
But all pleas fail
Nurse leans down
and slowly sighs
whispers through a frown
your lullaby
 
Little girl, little girl
Don’t you cry
Little girl, little girl
Dry your eyes
Little girl, little girl
Shed no tears
Little girl, little girl
Show no fear
Little girl, little girl
Feel no pain
Little girl, little girl
Don’t blink in the rain
 
Screaming bursts
paper-thin walls
shouted curses
you curl into a ball
hiding in the covers
waking from one nightmare
into yet another
hugging your white bear
Monsters in your closet
whisper the song
you cannot forget
your whole life long
 
Little girl, little girl
Don’t you cry
Little girl, little girl
Dry your eyes
Little girl, little girl
Shed no tears
Little girl, little girl
Show no fear
Little girl, little girl
Feel no pain
Little girl, little girl
Don’t blink in the rain
 
You are shaking
huddled in the stall
your heart’s breaking
from words so small
ignore your pretty dress
trailing on the floor
you look a mess
but your heart hurts more
Hear their mocking laughter
as the music plays
What comes after
taking the wrong way?
 
Little girl, little girl
Don’t you cry
Little girl, little girl
Dry your eyes
Little girl, little girl
Shed no tears
Little girl, little girl
Show no fear
Little girl, little girl
Feel no pain
Little girl, little girl
Don’t blink in the rain
 
No dreams remain
ambition’s run dry
life is plain
just scraping by
Once before closing
in walks a man
in very odd clothing
“I’ll help you if I can.”
But he shakes his head
“That old song, your old lullaby
I have something better instead”
He looks her in the eye
 
 
Little girl, little girl
When you cry
Little girl, little girl
I’ll wipe your eyes
Little girl, little girl
I’ll catch each tear
Little girl, little girl
I’ll calm your fears
Little girl, little girl
 I’ll take your pain
Little girl, little girl
I am the Son
Who ends the rain
 

Comments

 It's so sad, and beautiful.

 It's so sad, and beautiful.  I love it.

Renee | Sun, 12/05/2010

:)

Beautiful!

Kyleigh | Mon, 12/06/2010

Very good!

Monsters in your closet
whisper the song
you cannot forget
your whole life long

^ Loved that line. It was very well done, drew me in and didn't let me go until the very last line.

paperpoet | Mon, 12/06/2010

One of those poems that makes

One of those poems that makes you cry through your tears.

Anna | Mon, 12/06/2010

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

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