The Girl Stops and Stands and Stares

The Girl Stops and Stands and Stares

A Poem by Andy East

The girl just stops and stands and stares

No movement, no sound, unawares

An echo of a life, that once was there

And still she stops and stands and stares



Awoken with the Suns warm glare

The walk to school, the sweet fresh air

Smart uniform and ponytail hair

And still she stops and stands and stares



She calls and waits for her friend Claire

Who grabs her coat and down the stair

A savoured game, Truth, kiss or dare

And still she stops and stands and stares



They turn the corner to school where

The crossing guard just isn't there

So off they skip without a care

And still she stops and stands and stares



She didn't see the danger there

The car sped down swerved here, swerved there

The metal beast on her did bear

And still she stops and stands and stares



Her broken body with matted hair

Lay lifeless with a vacant stare

Her soul got ripped right out of there

And so she stops and stands and stares ...

© 2014 Andy East


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Added on October 25, 2014
Last Updated on October 25, 2014
Tags: Girl, stops, stands, stares, death, soul, ghost

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Andy East
Andy East

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom



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I am a single father of 7 children. I lost my true love to cancer in 1993. I lost my first daughter to cancer in the same year. I myself survived cancer in 2003 and my second daughter survived cance.. more..

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