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The Witch and The Three Little Girls

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The Witch and The Three Little Girls

In a house made of stone with vines and cobwebs trailing down
A lonely woman could be found
Peeking from her window 
To see the world outside
and in the bushes staring back
three little girls would run and hide
She's a witch 
She has to be
That was the logic of us three
Her long knotted hair
and cats everywhere
and the wart on her face
and the look of the place
Oh she's a witch for certain
as long thin fingers pulled back the curtain
One day we got the courage up to knock upon her door
She asked aren't you scared enough
or did you come back for more?
Poor old woman all alone
minding her business in her home
but to us it was a game
never thinking we caused her pain
We told her our cat went missing
She said look in the linen closet
That's where she just might be
How could she know?
thought us three
Sure enough the cat was there
She helped us out
but did we care
That proves she's a witch
That proved it right there
She was really just a wise old lady who knew cats quite well
but we were convinced that scary witch might cast an evil spell
Never once did we say thank you or stop by to say hello
If only we knew back then the things we've come to know


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  1. Date: 11/20/2012 4:39:00 PM
    Children's imagination-reality is just an illusion processed through our perception, young or old. A great write Lori. Sending smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 9:56:00 AM
    My goodness. Once, as a child, I passed by a woman who was asking for help. She begged, and I just ran away. After thinking about it and feeling it for a while, it changed me because I did not feel proud of the way I'd handled myself. I've done many things wrong, but try to learn. Your poem has put me in a very reflective mood.

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:53:00 PM
    Amazing write !!! nice share to all... enjoyed it so much Lori...have a fabulous day with luv and light :) <3<3<3 SK

    Hopkins Avatar Lori Hopkins
    Date: 11/19/2012 8:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I am reading yours too.
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 3:01:00 PM
    wow great write......it has a nice message <3

    Hopkins Avatar Lori Hopkins
    Date: 11/19/2012 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. It was inspired by a true event. It's funny how the seemingly insignificant moments in our lives can impact another person and haunt us later.
  1. Date: 11/15/2012 12:23:00 AM
    It is amazing how insensitive and hurtful children can be ,but at least we grow up xx

    Hopkins Avatar Lori Hopkins
    Date: 11/19/2012 8:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes and I really do feel bad. In case you haven't guessed, I was one of the three little girls. :(