“Emptied”


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She went out into the world–
Excited and ripe.
The universe was up for her picking
And every novel item made her smile.
Dancing her way
Through crevices and alleyways,
She acknowledged each gaping bloom
And gawking gecko–
Anxious to be friends with all.
Then one gecko approached her,
Armed with an elfish grin on his face.
She said, “Hi!”
With all the charm and wit, about her.
They became close and he toured her
All throughout the garden–
Showing her the shrouded interstices
Of this Newfoundland of hers.
The captivating lizard dazzled her
With everything there was.
They gamboled about, in oblivion–
Him, cajoling her to enjoy;
Her, relishing every morsel of his sphere.
What she didn’t fathom
Was that each thing came with a price.
He was of that complex realm
And she was merely a new distraction–
A marvelous divertissement, he deduced.
She took in all sights and tastes,
Careless and free, at last.
“Ah! This is life!” she announced.
A few weeks of vacuous pleasures
And the gecko got weary of her zest.
He was ready to move on–
She was evolving into a pesty baggage.
He threw her away and vanished.
She woke up, disoriented and alone.
The sheltered lass wept–
Inveigled to find him, yet again.
For years, she travelled all over the kingdom–
Peering into every face,
Desiring each to be his.
But, existence wasn’t always for the naive.
Torn and crestfallen,
She went back to her cage.
“Oh, I shouldn’t have
Ventured out of this hutch.
Now, I’m more depressed than before!”
She lamented.
The world is a wondrous dominion;
But, it isn’t for the innocent and the meek.

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“Helping Someone In Need”


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This is a real-life narrative about my mama. This piece is for her.
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invisible and unseen,
he sits in a corner and seeks;
a kind soul to help him–
someone who can give.
he doesn’t really need much;
only a few coins to help buy lunch;
that’s really all he needs.
a wish to eat, he seeks.
from the corner of the busy marketplace,
he spots a small lady walking slowly;
he thinks she has some money.
she might help someone who’s weak.
he decides to approach her;
only a few coins, he’ll beg of her.
scared and weak with hunger, he speaks,
“madam, please help me.
only a bit of your money, i plead.”
the lady looks at him, kindly,
and sees the sincerity in his face.
she takes the last money in her purse
and gives it to him, who pleads.
“take this and buy some bread to eat.
i had some money and this is all that’s left,”
the madam tells him, as she smiles.
he thanks her and leaves–
happy to have a bit;
what he did not know was this:
the lady who gave him some respite,
also had a hard life;
but was happy to share
the blessings she received.
she was saving the last coins she had;
so she could take a cab home–
her knee was bad;
yet, she sacrificed her own comfort
to help someone, also, in need.

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