Watching The World Go By by neles-e ()
Childlike Hope - Alone
(with new beginnings)
She was sitting
on the edge of
the bed crying
Head down reading some
between the tears
Cuts healing, the
pain still real,
They said, "NO, YOU
STILL CANNOT GO!",
after her rantings
Dried Blood on bedroom
floor, moves somelike
of her authority -
"I AM ME, DAMN IT!!!"
of the current
Starting(I am waiting...)
Combing her hair, now she pulls and
tugs at the brush - one long strand
falls - shapes an 'S' on the floor
comes to her(a visual) "...final 'S'
is usual mark of plural nouns."
"Try together, starting now
see what 'US' [family] brings
maybe? - brighter tomorrows."
She listens, quietly to her own
voice, now "Who am I?" - (to herself), begins
the new journey - of discovery.
* for my cousin
** "...where have all the flowers gone
young girls picked them, everyone." Pete Seeger