"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, December 18, 2010

a child of triumph writer's island #34-triumph

Hiding in a book … to drown
the vicious voices from the other room.
Paper – crayons
lined up on a table,
your amiable friends.
Where pictures of princesses
escape to love.
Music from a jewellry box with its tiny ballerina,
a melody to float you away.
Frilly dresses – dainty socks – patent leather shoes.
Still the sounds of discontent fill a lonely house
... a child who survived along the way.
Now you build paper castles to show the world
where happiness lies within prism walls …


  1. Pamela, such a sad poem, but so beautifully written. Lovely images.

  2. Yes Viv it is a bit sad. Thanks for the comment.

  3. My favourite line:

    Paper - crayons
    lined up on a table,
    your amiable friends.

    Just heartbreaking.

  4. So poingant and really beautifully written.

  5. Here is the end of the year awards 4 you, enjoy!

    End of The Year Awards 4 Friends of Jingle or Jingle Poetry Community

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    Your support has been a delight to us, at this time of the year, We wish you all the best !

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  6. Wow, very well done. I am not sure how I didn't come across your work before being associated with Jingle but this was stellar! You can bet I will check in more often now!