Saturday, June 17, 2017

THE GIRL YOU WERE/ SUNDAY'S WHIRLIGIG

THE GIRL YOU WERE

Run, ran, running         from your past           the girl you were

will not work            where would you go       wherever you go

you are there             your bags packed          a heavy weight around 

                                                                             your neck

no longer smiling       you dive deep              get the bends



returning to the surface/take a deep breath    your legs still pumping

surely there is a better way/look carefully at the girl      you were

nurture her         in the way of the mother and the father            hold

                                                                            her close again

she is not much taller than your knee/a little angel/give thanks for 
                                                                            her

June 17, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                           


3 comments:

Mary said...

Ah, I do think we have to nurture the person we once were. She is within us and is in need of love and care.....just as much as the person we are today!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Very interesting writings.

harada57 said...

just as much as the person we are today!

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