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Soft pillows and comfortable sheets
Surround her as she falls asleep.
Blankie and Teddy are always near,
No monster in the closet, nothing to fear.
Mommy lovingly tucks her in bed
All safe and warm from toe to head.

But these days, she lives on the streets.
No house, no bed, no pillow, no sheets.
Last night she slept on a cardboard mat
And on a park bench the night before that .

She has no money to pay the rent
Her clothes tattered, her shoes bent
At night she cries by the light of the moon
Hoping that one day, maybe soon,
She’ll find her way back to her childhood bed
Where Mommy will tuck her in again,
Kiss her goodnight as she goes to sleep
Among soft pillows and comfortable sheets.

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SummerIndigo said...
Jun. 10, 2013 at 7:31 am:
You did a great job on the rhyme!
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ephemeral said...
Jun. 2, 2013 at 6:05 pm:
I relish this poem for its simpler rhyme scheme, which denotes a childish feel on a subject of heavy heartfelt struggle. It's a very, very fine poem
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EllieP said...
May 29, 2013 at 4:49 am:
This is brilliant, the feelings porrayed by the girl in the poem can be felt by anyone who reads it. Without a doubt, one of my favourites :) 
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May 29, 2013 at 9:10 am :
Thank you :)
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