Seven and Eight and Nine

Eyes so young
shouldn’t look
so ravaged.
There are Christmas
lights and ornaments
and sadness
tinsel sadness hanging
from their eyes.
They shouldn’t have
such sad eyes at
seven and
eight
and nine.

Fingers so tiny
shouldn’t have
to grasp so much.
There are manger sets
and whole villages
and missing her.
They shouldn’t have
to worry about
solemnity at
seven and
eight
and nine.

Ears so young
shouldn’t have to
go without her
Merry Christmases
Happy Birthdays
and Sweet Darlins.
They shouldn’t have
to have
such quiet at
seven and
eight
and nine.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s