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The Girl in the Blue Dress

Updated on June 1, 2012
The Girl in the Blue Dress
The Girl in the Blue Dress
Hiding in despair
Hiding in despair
Lonely girl
Lonely girl | Source
Alone in the swing
Alone in the swing

(I recently read an article of how children diagnosed with HIV positive are shunned by the society and even forced to leave schools, stop interaction with others, and lose the gem of friendship they hold dear. This is an insight into that thought which bothered me).



I saw her one day, running in the park,

Chasing bees, plucking flowers

With a bounce in each step, a blinding smile

That filled her eyes alight with twin sparks,

Wavy raven tendrils danced in the breeze,

Though her tinkling laugh sang of weighty despair

She morphed it well, humming a melody at times.

That girl I saw in the park one day,

The girl in the blue dress.



Mondays, she softly treads on the fence

Courting danger, demanding surrender,

Tuesdays, she feeds the ducks in the pond

Sharing love, spreading goodwill,

Wednesdays, she eyes the others playing

Waiting patiently, longingly for an invite,

Yet never giving up on being denied, ever hoping

That girl I saw in the park one day,

The girl in the blue dress.



Thursdays, she crafts a wreath of blooms

Nurturing with care a gift special to one,

Fridays, she plays in the swings all alone

Hiding the sheen of wetness in green eyes,

Saturdays, she boldly tries the roundabout

Shaking distress when others away wander

Scared and abhorred of the bug she carries.

That girl I saw in the park one day,

The girl in the blue dress.



Sundays, she sits in the hollow oak

Greedily watching those all around

Basking in mirth, dancing in glee

Leaving her behind, chasing her away

From their paradise they dread she’d corrupt,

Pushing her to stumble in the shadows

Yearning for that hand of friendship.

That girl I saw in the park one day,

The girl in the blue dress.



Long days later she never came,

Never to sing, never to play,

Never to bother the friends she craved.

A ceremony in silence breathes her journey

To a world void of the malice unleashed

On her naïve mind here, that knew only love

She wished to give, she longed to share.

That girl I saw in the park one day,

The girl in the blue dress.



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      cruelkindness 4 years ago from an angle view.

      Wow! Heartfelt life touching piece you have here.. **** stars

      Sad, but needed. Photo's couldn't have been any better! voted up

      Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      A very touching piece of poetry! A very sad one. Thanks for sharing and for your following me. Have a great weekend!

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      arb 4 years ago from oregon

      Engaging, provacative and begs from us reflection. Wonderful poetry!

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      chaturrajneesh 4 years ago from India

      This is really touchy dear! Thanks for this wonderful poetry.

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      John Holden 4 years ago

      Evocative, thank you.

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      Thank you, cruelkindness for those kind words. Your feedback is highly appreciated; it serves as an inspiration for me to write further.

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      Thanks, Thelma for taking the time to read and comment on this hub.

      Hope you have a great weekend too.

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      I've fulfilled my role as a writer if my hub inspired you enough to reflect. It is a truly happy thought.

      Thank you, arb for reading and commenting.

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      Thank you, Rajneesh. Your feedback is much appreciated.

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      I'm glad that my poem has been evocative for the readers.

      Thank you, John for reading and leaving a comment.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      How sad this was, I shed a tear for the girl in the blue dress. I felt the pain, loss, sadness from her soul. How many children suffer like this from so many different things that cross their paths in their short lives. Very evocative indeed. Well written by you scribe with a heavy Quill and equally heavy heart I'm sure.

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      You words are always an inspiration, Vincent.

      It is indeed sad that so many children have to face challenges they aren't capable of handling, because of a condition far beyond their control.

      Yes, it was written with a heavy heart, but if it has proven to be evocative, I think my job as a poet has been rewarded.

      Thank you so much for reading this. Your kind words are very much appreciated.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      This was beautiful. Voted up.

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      Thank you, Barbara for stopping by.

      I'm highly obliged by your response to my hub.

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      Debbie Dallas 4 years ago

      Love this ;) beautiful

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Evocative poetry. Sad that so many children live life alone because of something they that is not of their making

      Beautifully written

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      Thank you for the compliment, Debbie. I'm glad that you liked this hub.

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      silverstararrow 4 years ago from India

      It is indeed sad, and this is just my sympathy reflected over an article that I read in passing. You can well imagine the hardships the children, who are actually affected, have to face over a condition beyond their control.

      Your comment, Rosemay, as always is highly valued. Thank you for stopping by.

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