A little bit different, a lonely child was she,

Her mother so out of touch, a young girl’s misery.

Shy and feeling so alone, not much of a happy home,

She did not fit in at school, something else about her.

They would tease and torment her, watch as her anger grew,

A sad situation for a girl who trusted very few.

The hurt in her heart would never mend, soon the end,

So different was she, this child no more to be.

Keith Garrett


9 thoughts on “A SAD SITUATION

  1. I love this poem and thank you for sharing it! I can completely relate to every word and line in this poem. It made me emotional and filled my eyes with tears while reading it because it hit me so hard. When I was a young girl, I was the person that you are describing, and that was my experience with school and any social setting. (At least in my head that is what it felt like). Also, even the mother part fits mine down to a T. I never felt like I had a rightful place to belong as a young child, and even to this day. Thanks again!

      • That was very kind of you to say that to me! I really appreciate it. I wish that young girl thirty or so years ago could have heard it. Sometimes the simplest things can mean the most.

      • Oh, wow. I am sorry for your loss. I … Grief is … hard and kids grieve differently. I don’t think we ever get over our loss no matter how much time goes by. I always thought that whoever said time heals all wounds never went through grief. But-as they say- grief is the price we pay for love. I admire how you put your emotions into words in your poems. You have a sincerity about you that I hope you keep sharing because we need more empathic people in this world. I always thought this quote from Richard Jefferies says it best, “Grief falls upon human beings as the rain, not selecting good or evil, visiting the innocent, condemning those who have done no wrong”. – Richard Jefferies.

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