This Poem was Submitted By: Melanie E. King On Date: 2000-06-17 21:54:22 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Yesterday my name was little girl Running around, not a care in the world. Laughing, coughing, learning, living…. Living life to the fullest, as a little girl. Loving unconditionally, seeing no faults. Little girl, little girl; where are you now? The swing, the toy box, the innocence is bathed in dust. Today my name is undefined; Floating, indefinitely; in the air. Falling, falling to the earth, Sitting in silent contemplation Dreaming, hoping, coping, living… Fractured parts of a broken reality. Splintered pieces of a torn perception. Eyes cast down, then up to tomorrow Looking to the light that shields my heart from darkness. Tonight the shadows are falling. Self-discovery interrupted –  Light is fading, growing thin. I grasp for slivers of silver moon, I scan the sky for the depths of my own soul. Tomorrow, my name will be woman. Today, I am lost; I know now not what I am,  Only what I was, and will someday be.

Copyright © June 2000 Melanie E. King

Additional Notes:
I wrote this to try and communicate the confusion that teenage girls feel when trying to discover their identity as a woman and say good bye to childhood.

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