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Posey Girl

Illusions of a Happy Family

By Jennifer Lorraine - Bloch McGeePublished 2 years ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Flowers in Bloom

She sits at the dining room table

waiting to turn eight.

Square windows do not allow enough light

for the flowers mother picked. They are wild,

loud petals.

Flowers blooming

like the ones stenciled on the edges

of the stationary mother clutches in her hand.

She waits upstairs, not ready to enter

her daughter’s next year.

The girl notices her reflection in the vase,

that her hair isn’t sitting

quite right,

like the present she opened early

from daddy. A dress

with a flower embroidered

where the pocket should have been.

No pocket for lollipops to share

or a note tucked close to her heart,

like the note tucked inside the card that says:

Smile! Today’s a special day!

Posies fall out when the girl unfolds

the vanilla paper.

She props the note against the vase,

and while the girl waits, she reads the writing

through the glass.

sad poetry

About the Creator

Jennifer Lorraine - Bloch McGee

*Imagination is the plaything of fairies. Without imagination we are doomed*

My heart and soul goes into my writing. If I don't bleed a little, I haven't done it right.

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  • Susana's Worldabout a year ago

    I can just see that little girl. I could feel her dress. Beautifully written. *also, thank you for your support :)

  • Donna Reneeabout a year ago

    You wrote this in such a way that completely envelopes the reader in the feelings of the moment, beautiful!!

  • Ahna Lewisabout a year ago

    Fantastic imagery! You paint the scene so beautifully, choosing such striking details for the reader to latch onto. I like the theme of how time passes even when we just wish for it to slow down. Nice work!

  • This was so deep and emotional. Brilliant use of imageries and very beautifully written! Loved your poem so much!

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