HERE + THEREAFTER
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mikegreen
mikegreen POP (poetofperth)
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This is the story of a woman, recently passed, talking to her 5 yr old self at the point before her life is interrupted by abuse

HERE + THEREAFTER

Oh darling girl of me, what flowers you do grow

With all the seeds you plant and all the seeds you throw

How could each new trail un-wandered just lead to weary feet

No boundaries, no borders, no refuge in your street.

Oh darling girl of mine, seek never to define

Yell the rage and turn the page, or greet each gun-smoke dawn with stately grace in age

For every word you speak, refine the ones unspoken

To bathe and clean and balm all that is so broken

Oh darling girl now old

Into thine arms enfold

The art of being young and free when all you feel is cold

For all low tides will come at dark to drain vain rivers of gold

Oh darling girl of all, you will someday soon be fun

Take comfort from the glowing moon, the twinkling star and sun

It's too late now to wonder at the fairy, sprite and elf

For how could their fable find you when you couldn't find yourself.

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