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The children I am

I saw a pink child standing in an orange burning house 
but she could not feel the yellow flames,
I heard a solemn child drowning in the sea of tranquillity, 
but she could not feel the waves.
I longed to be that child.
But no.. my black train is here and I must leave.
I need to ride the train and never worry about the
two little girls I left far behind.
I must feel the bright sun in my eyes and the
rain in my hair.
Perhaps I am all three girls all in one.
That is how we live forever in the memories of others.
Here is the Pink child. Here is her song:
“Hello everyone..Hello to you all,
I am the pink child the one everyone loves.
I am burning but I don’t feel any pain.”
And the solemn child has her song:
“I stand alone in the jaded sea..drowning slowly,
Who will spare a thought for me?”
The stars come out and I saw them dancing in the night sky.
And for the first time I realised that we are all just passing by.

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  1. Date: 4/16/2014 9:14:00 AM

    I love John's comment for I see the truth in it. I also love your powerful pen...you are really talented as from reading this moving piece. Very very original and creative I may add.
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 12:41:00 AM

    We all tend to mind our own business dont we? I see a lot of pain, suffering and confusion behind the facial expressions that we potray in the guise of minding our own business. When we smile on the outside are we really happy inside? Not always

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