....early onset


The blue is missing from the sky today

the trees have no leaves

outside it is very cold

the wind is cruel.

There is a person

in front of me

i don't know who it is.

I remember playing out

with my sisters 

on a skipping rope.

It is cold inside,

that lady told me it is morning,

that is why I stretch and yawn.

The lady said I had a visitor

i was frightened to ask:

'What is a visitor?'

The world outside is very big

and it looks very unfriendly to me.

I remember when everything was nice

and we had tea together.

I wonder if i am asleep,

this is not my home,

why am I alone?


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As blue as robins' eggs ►


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John Marks

Sun 27th Oct 2019 01:45

Thank you kindly Jennifer.

Yet.....“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

[The Autumnal]”
― John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

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jennifer Malden

Sat 26th Oct 2019 19:22

Frightening! Great writing.


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