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THE LITTLE GIRL WITH HER HAND IN A SLING

With a smile radiant like a brilliant sunshine and a face astonishingly divine,

Twin pearls for eyes, so mischievous and sparkling with life as they shyly look into mine;

Perched on a bicycle, with a little ball clutched in a raised fist and ready for a mighty fling,

That was the first sight I had of the little girl with her left hand in a sling.

The sight of the pretty one riding her toy became a sight joyously frequent,

Her absence on the playfield, albeit even for a single day made my heart ache and lament;

Whether it in the act of chasing a puppy, or while precariously perched on a swing,

It was indeed a rarity for a day of mine to end without me smiling at the little girl with her left hand in a sling.

At the sight of a butterfly, from her mother’s grasp she stubbornly wriggles free,

Setting behind it at a trot, with her face an epitome of undisguised glee;

Trying to catch the marvelous flying insect, she lunges to clutch at its wing;

What a refreshing sight it is, to look at the little girl with her left hand in a sling.

Refusing to eat her food, scampering away with tiny morsels clinging to her cheeks,

All the best efforts at persuasion result in the child emanating fiery shrieks;

As her tryst with truant ends abruptly with a meaningful pinch resembling a bee sting;

Tears stream forth from the beautiful eyes of the little girl with her left hand in a sling.

As time speeds by interminably, and the years desert my youth,

The shining strands of gray on my scalp proclaim the harsh eternal truth;

Staring into the twilight, while I contemplate the onset of life’s yet another evening;

All the while wondering, where on God’s good earth would be dwelling the little angel who once had her left hand in a sling.

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Venkat

maniacal penchant for books, more books, still more books and lot more books - When I am not watching cricket that is! Love my Scotch and scribble for fun!

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  1. Hellen Perry

    Appreciated the share!
    Hellen

    1. Venkat

      Thank you so much!

  2. Software for small business

    good post, added you to my RSS reader.

    1. Venkat

      Thank you so much!!

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