in the woods by the pond

you shouldnt have been here

in the woods by the pond

waiting to be found –

hide and seek in the dark

you should have been home

near the sugarmill coast

catching fireflies and laughing

while counting the stars

~

you shoudnt have been here

in the woods by the pond

so cold and alone

beneath a blanket of leaves

you should have been safe

in a home filled with warmth

drinking hot chocolate

with a marshmallow smile

~

you shoudnt have been here

in the woods by the pond

left out in the night

underneath autumn skies

you should have been loved

hugged and tucked in bed snug

dreaming of princesses

dancing in the moonlight

~

you shouldnt have been abused

or mistreated as punishment

you shouldnt have been locked up

or neglected in any way

you shouldnt be missing

shouldnt be dead

shouldnt be hidden

in the woods by the pond

~

inspired by the tragic story of 10 year old Zahra Clare Baker ~ may God hold her close & give her peace.


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~ by graceshaker on November 10, 2010.

2 Responses to “in the woods by the pond”

  1. Thank you for the lovely tribute to Zahra!

  2. My prayers go out to this family, but how can anyone one believe in fate, destiny after reading about young girls story.

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