Someone took my locks away

Then my golden smile

They put them in a big box

Then threw them for a mile

Sometime later I went for a walk

Stopping in the street

I heard them all talk

“There she is” I hear them say

The ones who took my smile away

I walk on ,I just don’t care

They can laugh,they can stare

Have they ever said “hello”

No they haven’t,they don’t know

What a kind person I am inside

Perhaps they wouldn’t run and hide

They tried to shatter all my dreams

They tried to keep me down

But they did not break me

Nor drag me to the ground

Who are the ones left behind

Who wears that sorry frown

Not me!

©Poem by Melanie Palliser

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