Little Girl

Little Girl

A Poem by Stella Moonchild

Little girl, thirteen.
She's being bullied in school.
With those freckles and glasses,
They say she ain't cool.

Mum's a little worried,
Her baby's not eating tonight.
She says, she's not hungry.
And that she's alright.

But alone in her room. 
She wipes tears from her eyes
When she looks in the mirror.
She breaks down and cries.

Cause she's not alright
She is dying inside.
She wants to be strong.
And so she lied.

Little girl sixteen
Was in love with a boy.
Until she realised 
She was just his toy

Her mama is worried
Her baby's eyes don't shine
But the little girl shakes her head
Don't worry Mum, I said I'm fine.

But alone in the dark,
She carves with a blade
It eases her pain,
To see the art she's made.

Cause she's not fine,
There's a darkness inside,
The little girl of long ago
Has already died.

Little girl twenty
She made a friend
She was more like a sister
They helped each other to mend.

For one could not smile
And one could not eat
So they held hands tightly
And walked on unsteady feet

They walked to victory
A place of light
They smiled at each other 
And said, Mum, we're alright

© 2020 Stella Moonchild

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This is a very heartfelt almost diary like poem, I’m sure many young people struggle with issues they refuse to discuss with their parents - glad that in the end she found a good friend to confide in - friends are a treasure and sometimes our lifeline :)

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Stella Moonchild

2 Months Ago

Thank you for the read and review. You put the meaning perfectly into words :)

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Added on March 12, 2020
Last Updated on March 12, 2020
Tags: girl, disorder, anorexia, depression, cry, pain, hope, light