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She's Missing
28 November, 2012
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)

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Where is that girl I used to be
The one that was wild and young and free
She disappeared into the oblivion
Traded her life for servitude and less sin

No longer can I change on a dime
Drop what I'm doing for 'me time'
I gave that all up so long ago
To a ring on the finger that another bestowed

Every once in a while I catch a peek
Of the young girl who use to give out such cheek
Now growing older I look back in my mind
For the beginning of the life to which I've resigned

Did I do it for love, did I do it for need
Did I do it because I thought I would succeed
I smile at the older woman I see in the mirror
Looking at each line by my eye that gets clearer

I could look at this sadly, but I choose not
I smile at my silliness of that negative thought
For I have everything that a girl could want
Obviously enough 'me time' for the demons to taunt

I may no longer be young and wild
And freedom has matured from that of a child
Now I have a life close, but not completely content
So I guess I do know where that little girl went

------- Author's Notes -------

As youth fades into the distance we are left with the memories of the times we spent in our carefree ways.
It's easy to look back and think how much easier and wonderful it was then..

But if you think about it.. could it just be selective memory? Have you, perhaps, just chosen to forget the less pleasant times?

And would you really want to go back? ..Really???

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William Bill Jones (138.162.8.59) -- Wednesday, December 5 2012, 11:07 am

Wow

I loved this poem. Thanks for sharing it. Awesome.
 
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