shadows

the night is chilled
my heart is heavy
as i walk through
the rooms i once loved
where dollhouses stood
side by side
and sisters danced
i can still hear the whispers
within the walls
of childhood secrets
the scent of cookies
ginger and spice
circling the room
mom in her apron
calling out to the girls
she adored
come have cookies
fresh from the oven
four glasses of chocolate
milk standing side by side
each with its own straw
there was always opera music
playing within those rooms
joy and contentment
four little girls
destined to grow
each following a different dream
separation now exists
no longer do we stand side by side
the dollhouses have disappeared
the music ended
mom went to her final resting place
we now all stand alone
no longer side by side
each holding the shadows
of the past close to our hearts
each seeing a different picture
each of us still searching
for that child that once existed

shadows

shadows

Sally Omar

Joined January 2008

Artist's Description

the search for the child within

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