The Girl


Notice of absence from Jooles
I disappear for months on end......just my life but I always come back!

I remember the child

With freckles, dark hair

I remember she'd sit her bum anywhere 

I remember the phrase 

You should have been a boy 

I remember she'd laugh 

It brought her such joy 

I remember her sister 

So girly, so sweet 

I remember the girl 

Thank god that's not me 

I remember the fights 

I remember her mouth 

I remember her spirit 

Just wouldn't back down 

I remember her friends 

I remember such trust 

The dancing, the drinking,

They'd cause quite a fuss 

I remember her joy 

I remember her pain 

I remember her humour 

Her confidence gained 

I remember the games 

She played with such glee 

I remember it all 

For that girl was me 

  • Author: Jooles (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 16th, 2017 02:50
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wrote this poem of the back of my poem Hazelhead when I was thinking about my childhood. I suppose it is roughly based on myself....even if I don't want to admit it 😅...enjoy
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 68
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  • mvvenkataraman

    How finely written is this poem !
    A simple language is followed
    Expression is made clearly
    And a superb twist in the end !


  • Jooles

    Aw thank you for the lovely comment


    BEAUTIFUL SELF PORTRAIT JOOLES ~ Thanks for sharing ! We are encouraged to "know ourselves" and have self-respect and self-confidence and your poem does just that ! Your lovely photo shows you haven't changed a bit ~ still as SASSY ! Yours BRIAN Please check my latest Poem ~ Thanks B

    • Jooles

      Lol thanks Brian

    • Anthony woodard

      Good flow great sentiment

      • Jooles

        Thank you

      • Tony36

        Well written and expressed Great write

        • Jooles

          Thank you

          • Tony36


          • willyweed

            I thought joyful childhood memories
            half way through at I'm want a lovely piece now I have one a joyful one too of this TY

            • Jooles

              Thank you

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