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Soft Pillows and Comfortable Sheets

May 28, 2013
By papayajuice13 GOLD, Tel Aviv, Other
papayajuice13 GOLD, Tel Aviv, Other
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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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on Jun. 10 2013 at 7:31 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
John 1:1

You did a great job on the rhyme!

ephemeral GOLD said...
on Jun. 2 2013 at 6:05 pm
ephemeral GOLD, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"All that is gold does not glitter/Not all those who wander are lost/The old that is strong does not wither/Deep roots are not reached by the frost"

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

on May. 29 2013 at 9:10 am
papayajuice13 GOLD, Tel Aviv, Other
12 articles 0 photos 26 comments
Thank you :)

EllieP GOLD said...
on May. 29 2013 at 4:49 am
EllieP GOLD, Kent, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." ~ Perks of being a Wallflower, my favourite book.

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 :)