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The girl that was

I see a little girl
Amidst brown sands,
With  joy and laughter
And tiny, dirty hands.

I envy that girl,
Innocent and pure.
Adorned in a pretty dress
And a smile so demure.

I wish, like her, i could
Run round red roses
And play ever so merrily,
With tiny water hoses.

I see, as she dreams,
And listen as she sighs,
As she watches fairy tales
With large hazel  eyes.

I see radiating beauty,
In that little girl i see
Where all is just right,
In a world i wish for me.

I long for her world, 
Without anguish and pain,
Without doubt or fears.
A world that is simple and plain.

I see a little girl,
A girl i long to be,
A girl i wish you would see,
A girl that long was me.






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  1. Date: 1/13/2012 9:55:00 PM
    You sound like the little boy that should be sharing this delightful time with who you write about. Such a sweet time in a child's life.

  1. Date: 9/11/2011 1:17:00 PM
    A FANTASTIC WRITE ! AND THERE IS SO MUCH TRUTH IN THOSE WORDS.

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 4:27:00 PM
    this is truly a beautiful write. tfs

  1. Date: 6/16/2011 3:11:00 PM
    Nice write with the expressions of self introspection, hassana