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little cinderella

she paints lipstick mother's red on her sunken face careful not to smear the edges of tears ...a kiss upon her cheek she tries to scrub her unkempt soul with the filth upon the floor her hands bloodied trailed in pink suds she watches as she shines the windows tiny leaves twirling gracefully in autumn's breeze as if in dance with a prince she dreams of pumpkin carriages drawn by horses as she twirls thoughts pretending the rags are sunday's best dress she gasps beneath sobs in heavy sighs even "cinderella" went to the ball she shivers beneath the chants through the halls where even the echoes have forgotten her name

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Date: 9/25/2019 12:21:00 PM
"she shivers beneath the chants through the halls where even the echoes have forgotten her name" The words have gone a long way diving deep into me, stirring my emotions. My fave. Hugs from India.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/25/2019 5:29:00 PM
Thank you my new friend for your sweet comment and the honor of making it a fave of yours :) hugs
Date: 9/20/2019 12:41:00 PM
Poor Little Cinderella - no hope or vision, merely loneliness and hopelessness - I felt the desperation and the hurting in this poem Sandra - excellent write! No doubt a fave for me. Hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 9/20/2019 6:36:00 PM
Thank you for the honor of a fave and your kind words...not all fairy tales can have happy endings :) hugs
Date: 9/20/2019 8:00:00 AM
Sadness echoes throughout..I was hoping for a glimpse of happiness in her life..your words make an impact, Sandy..just as intended..the ending hurts! Great poetry!
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/20/2019 8:23:00 AM
Thank you my friend.. a happy ending from a fairytale would have been too predictable and made less of an impact :) hugs
Date: 9/20/2019 6:53:00 AM
I see you posted this last night and I am so happy it didn't revert back into a blank screen when the clocks struck midnight, because I get to read it this morning. The loneliness is this is heavy, the desire to be more, to be accepted and to be remembered is heartbreaking to read. But, I did find a glass slipper this morning...could this be yours? : )
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/20/2019 7:12:00 AM
It must’ve washed upon the sands of distant lands... perhaps you found it on one of your romantic strolls ... thanks for the wonderful comment my friend it brought a smile :) hugs
Date: 9/20/2019 1:46:00 AM
Amazing girl!;)
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/20/2019 8:21:00 AM
Thank you my friend :) hugs
Date: 9/19/2019 11:04:00 PM
...a kiss upon her cheek ~> x . Loved this piece. Sorrowful but a fav.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/20/2019 8:20:00 AM
Thank you for the honor or a fave. My muse does better with sad deep writes :)
Date: 9/19/2019 9:07:00 PM
the echoes have forgotten her name... Oh my... I know these... echoes... They need to remember or have it beaten into their heads by gorillas that wear tuxedos and carry water to thirsty spiders in Death Valley. Hugs my friend. Hugs and more hugs. come to tea. We will have the best of times, talking about butterflies and painting sea shells. Ann
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/19/2019 9:11:00 PM
lol thank for the giggles and unique comment...tea time sounds like fun...better hurry before i'm late...lets get those gorillas moving, the spiders can wait... hugs :)
Date: 9/19/2019 8:11:00 PM
Those last two stanzas pierce the heart to the quick. A truly unique, inspired write! ~ Gershon
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Date: 9/19/2019 8:41:00 PM
not so unique if you were "little cinderella" it was my nickname as a young child through my early teens...Thanks for the read and wonderful comment my friend :) hugs
Date: 9/19/2019 7:23:00 PM
Very nicely done.
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/19/2019 8:00:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 9/19/2019 6:55:00 PM
I like the creativity...You gave her another color....
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Sandra Adams
Date: 9/19/2019 6:57:00 PM
Thank you my friend...muse has been active lately...:) hugs