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Saturday, July 16, 2011


The sun is bright,
what monster hides behind your
beautiful folds?

A child down the street greets
the warm day with a 
smile and a laugh.
Opening his arms
to grasp at the air
with his chubby fingers,
his face skyward.

The world is his.
To explore.
To create.

But his smile is unaware
and his heart is not prepared
for this world.

I shudder to think of the day
that he must face the sun
unfiltered by the sheltering leaves,
and without a breeze to cool his face.

He does not know that 
monsters hide behind beauty and promises.
He does not know that
the more terrible monsters are those who
 once upon a time, brought sunlight to your life.
Only to take it away.
He does not know that 
one day the sun will forsake him
and throw him into a darkness, 

He does not know, but 
he will learn, one day;
all too soon, that
the brighter the light is,
the darker his shadows will become.


  1. Thank you so much. "What my words mean" is dedicated to you.