Setting: Life after college--during first post-college job
Form: Free verse
Your eyes tell a story
of a small girl with little worries
who swings peacefully along the playground
with her mother close at hand.
The playground swing, now stands empty
as a mother’s gaze turns away
what joy and happiness once belonged here
has been taken without a trace.
Your smile tells a tale
of a small girl’s love and passion
who dressed up in princess clothes
to parade before the king, her father.
The clothes lay now, tucked away in drawers
as a father’s brow turns inward
what laughter and love once belonged here
has been torn from its proper place.
Your picture tells a story
of a small girl who once belonged
about the playground and in princess clothes
a small girl taken from her home.