Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Little Girl Within

She sat on the curb of the walkway
with elbows resting on knees
and head pedestalled on her elbows.
She looked straight ahead as cars
in a rainbow of colors zoomed by.
She sat drenched in water as it rained.
Was this downpour a punishment
or was it a mercy hiding her pain?
Should she get up and get away
but where could she go??

She continued her straightway stare,
Busy people crossed the street.
Do they see her or care?
Some did glance her way
but rushed onwards their way
with not even a single word to say..
Just then she is splashed with messy water
as the car sped away.
She didn't care,
she was soaked in water anyways
a few more drops didn't matter.

She continued staring and looked above,
at the glaring billboard,
It showed promises, happy faces,embraces and fragrances,
Where can she find all this? she murmurs.
She wonders if she buys; the same
dress, fragrance and purse
will it make her so special
so happy and hip...??

Just then the picture changes,
a new series of pretty faces, laughter, love, exotic places
light up the billboard.
Its another world, not this one....she mumbles.
She argues with herself, for this or for that
And the billboard changes again...

There is so much noise
she wonders if it's the outside or within
It's cold and its's raining
Is this rain a punishment or is it a mercy?
She continues looking straight ahead...


  1. Very nice Marjaan. It sets an atmosphere, a very pensive one. You made a lot of statements without specifically stating any of them. :-)
    May 31, 2011 6:33 PM

  2. I can feel the wet, chill, and discontent. Well done.
    June 7, 2011 5:11 PM

  3. Thank you Dianna, Teresa and Ioannis for your comments!!
    June 8, 2011 9:30 AM