My little girl

by Yakari Gabriel   Aug 8, 2012

I've been studying you,
little girl
I've loved you to hate you,
to un-hate you again.

but I've always
ached for you..

I've spent afternoons
picturing you running
through cracked streets
praying your little feet
don't bend just yet, don't
fall down, don't greet
the floor

I've thought of you,
laying in the arms of men
who grew lies in their
adam's apples and kissed
your lips with the scent
of lust in their mouths

I've thought of you little girl,
again, again
and again..

your voice is still stuck
in my head, a warm memory-
a broken necklace
with no repair, I still
cling on to.

I've been missing you,
little girl.

..and I've been praying
someone comes and saves you.
(i wish it could be me)

I've been turning on the tv,
to see if you've been
given freedom, peace,
If not a glance of hope
at least..

..I've been thinking of Syria,
little girl. I've been thinking
of you.


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  • 4 years ago

    by nourayasmine


  • 6 years ago

    by jazzmen angelo

    Hahha....thiis the most beautiful poem ive read on here its really good ...i love this ..great job Yanki

  • 6 years ago

    by nourayasmine

    Oh yakz...

  • 6 years ago

    by A lonely soul

    Indeed lovely, fuzzy and warm words for a big "little" girl. Catches the reader with deep and stuck emotions. A well deserving win. I am surprised that it did not get all 10's.
    Have to completely agree with Hellon up there.

    Beautiful and heartfelt words spun artfully for a beautiful and talented young lady caught in violent times, still spinning out poetry amongst immense sadness and personal loss.

    Hats off for your expressive emotional vocabulary.

  • WOW!
    This poem is breath-taking!
    You have paced it flawlessy.

    A few suggestions:
    Stanza five; line three
    Should the 'a' be a capital after the full stop?

    Stanza seven; line two
    'someone comes and save you'
    *saves you
    *to save you

    Stanza eight; line three
    'giving' should be 'given'

    Overall, this is an amazing, mesmerising piece. I'm adding this to my favourites. It's rather beautiful, melancholic and somewhat heartbreaking.


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