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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

About an African girl fainting on the way back to her tribe with water.


She seems to walk
with an unbalanced step.
Her small bare feet
trudging across the dirt ground,
scarping and burning with blisters.
The pot of water on her head
is growing too heavy.
Her arms are trembling
and breaking under pressure.
Her knees throb and ache
for the walking to stop,
and take a break,
even though she's tired from hunger.
The pain that rests on her head
slips to the ground,
shattering into a million pieces,
the water spilling everywhere
as her body crumples
to the barren wasteland.
The suffering from the heat,
and the starvation from hunger
overwhelms the girl.
The world grows black
surprisingly too quickly
for her to regain strength
and get to her feet.

Submitted: August 11, 2009

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Helena Parris

Very good imagery. I almost felt like I was walking with her in the dust and heat.

Tue, August 11th, 2009 10:38pm



Wed, August 12th, 2009 5:01am

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