Ruth Walters

An Odd Little Girl (For Karen) - Poem by Ruth Walters

I am a funny little girl
with little piggy eyes.
I have a rounded tummy
and rather rotund thighs
In my heart I'm beautiful
if only you would see
but no one ever looks inside
to find the real, true me.

I sit here by my desk at school
with no friend by my side
I'd love someone to talk to
but they all mock and chide.
One day they'll want to know me
some day when I am grown
but for now I'll be content
to sit here on my own.

I'm a funny little girl
with freckles and a grin.
I'm really fun to play with
but not too good at gym.
I love to cuddle puppies
and help folk with their chores
and if you'd only talk to me
I'd tell you lots, lots more.

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Comments about An Odd Little Girl (For Karen) by Ruth Walters

  • (8/21/2012 6:09:00 AM)

    Love this, the offer of friendship as told from the perspective of a child, beautiful and well measured language to express the child. I think we can all relate to this on many levels. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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