|What They Don't Know
Author: Aphelionite PM
Sad poemRated: Fiction T - English - Words: 179 - Published: 01-20-10 - Status: Complete - id: 2766334
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What They Don't Know
She rests her head against the cool window pane:
Her mummy and daddy are fighting again.
She looks down at the street and the people who pass -
At the whole big wide world behind one sheet of glass -
She sees children who skip on their trip down the road
With their puppies on leads as they make their way home;
There are grannies in shops where they fill up their trollies
And babies content in their prams with their lollies.
The little girl turns up her shop-lifted walkman
To drown out the screams as her dad beats her mum.
She pretends that she's somewhere far, far away
- In a sunflower field on a hot summers day -
Instead of the grey flat with damp grungy walls
And a bed made of papers strewn over the floor
While the people walk by on the street down below
- Not a notion to save her from what they don't know.
AN: This was my most requested at my writers' group. Wrote it years ago.