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An Orphan Girl

Rating: 5.0

A little girl stood in a silent street,
uncared for in the meanest part of town.
No silken hose or shoes upon her feet;
a ragged doll dressed in a tattered gown.

She shivered in the grasp of winter’s cold.
The wind cut through her body to the bone,
and never friendly arm to reach and hold.
An orphan girl who faced the world alone.

Her feeble frame was feverish and ill.
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Little Match Girl' only with less words. :)
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mervyn Graham 24 March 2014

I too thought of the Little Match Girl as I read this only to find that it inspired. Truly a great work my friend... I read on.10/10

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Susan Lacovara 30 January 2014

I immediately thought of The Little Match Girl, from the first verse...you captured the essence of th fable in a topical way. Couldn't the whole world use a little more warmth! ? PEACE

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