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Unknown and Alone

Updated on June 24, 2011

She sits on the curb

Her head bowed down

Playing with rocks at her feet

Ignoring passersby.


Stringy brown hair

falls down to cover her face.

A protective curtain

To make her invisible.


Time passes by as she sits

No one notices her leave.

Heading in some unknown direction

To find a temporary home.


No one can tell you her age

Life has aged her beyond her years,

A smile is foreign to her face

Tears her nighttime companions.


Her family abandoned her,

Strangers disappoint her.

A wall is built around her,

Protected by being alone.


Is there any hope left

For this lost, lonely child?

She feeds a stray puppy her stolen food

Deep inside, a heart still beats.


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      mareezy13 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Wow this is a great post, so filled with emotion.