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Day 227: I once knew a girl

I once knew a girl, 
who was never perturbed. 
She had a twinkle,  
and a little dimple. 
Her eyes lit up 
every time she smiled, 
And Oh boy! was she ever worried?
I never knew. 
She never complained
even in pain.  
She never had a lot of friends
but just the few right ones. 
She was chatty, 
smart and witty in every sense. 

Now, when I look around, 
I miss seeing her, 
she never dons a smile
and never twinkles.
Her eyes are dull, 
and she's lonely and quiet. 
Tucked away inside her shell,
she is a chaos lost in time. 
She gets cold feet 
and never mingles. 
Withdrawn and low all time. 

I still wonder how my girl just disappeared
for she must know that I dearly miss her. 
If she is reading this, 
I just want to tell her
how much I miss her
quirkiness and grin. 
She has to know that 
she is the best the world can find, 
She is the reason we are one of a kind. 
She might have never gotten the good vibes, 
But she has to trust for, I'm here, right beside,  
For her, always and every time. 
She needs to believe that,
someday she will be loved,
and be given a big tight hug, 
for she is special and she will always be. 

© Meena Arvind 
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