Little Princess

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This poem was inspired when, during lockdown, I saw a worried mother pushing a pram, while her older daughter was walking beside her dressed in a princess party dress. I began wondering what the mother may be thinking.

Little princess, your fairy-tale dress
obscures this bleak and towering world,
as you walk, head held high,
towards your dreams of perfection.

Should I intervene?
Prepare,
Teach,
Give warning?
Offer guidance to overcome life’s hardships?

Or do I allow you innocence?
Responsibilities pile high
once the hand of achievement
pushes down, demanding accomplishments.

Maybe I should show the way,
not by lesson but by deed.
Witnessing how I cope with my life
could be all the knowledge you will need.

J.M.Hulme









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