Pretty Little Girl
little girl why do you weep so?
you lost, afraid, alone?
not worry little child,
will help you find your way back home.
your mummy, where’s your daddy
they know that you are missing?
are you supposed to be with someone
me, who is baby- sitting
little girl, why shed those diamond tears
there no one you can turn to?
in this dark city your cries fall on deaf ears
you run away, what did they do to you?
hear what you are saying, now
you cannot return
To the place you have escaped
if you do, you will come to harm
little girl, poor child they say
they do not try to assist
they pass you by along their way
true plight in their ignorance they have missed
How long have
you been on the city streets?
Twenty days did I hear you
is a harsh place for such small feet
Christmas music the brass band play
little girl, such a fragile child
you wander into the crowd
call to you come back my child
the flurry surrounds you like a shroud
Overwhelmed by the bustling
your silhouette is eclipsed
drone- like Christmas shoppers
to find what is on their list
find you shelter, food and safety
would have liked to assist
surrounding you these things are plenty
you somehow have missed
Pretty little girl, I hope
one day you will find
sanctuary to keep you safe
in my thoughts and on my mind
be this day, when I first saw your face