Maria walks #poem

Maria is a little girl

who walks barefoot

across the desert

coyotes howl under the moon

Maria walks

her heart is small

her dreams are big

a cactus waves at her

and then it blooms

one day Maria will grow up

and she will buy herself

some shoes

 

@short-prose-fiction

 

63 thoughts on “Maria walks #poem

  1. Good morning. Very sad the plight of Maria and so many others like her.
    Gracious of you to take the time out to remind us that in a world of plenty, there
    are people (and innocent children) in need.

     
    1. Good morning, Drew! I hope is a good one in NYC.
      Thank you for reading. Indeed there are plenty of innocent children in need.

      Still I wish you a fabulous weekend 🙂

       
      1. I have a dear friend who is a charmer (in the good sense of the world) 🙂
        Too bad that my poems can’t make the rain go away 🙂

         
  2. Nostalgia! Evoked strong memories. Reminded me of my child labour years and when I finally got NCC shoes in 9th std. And was punished to walk barefoot again! For 10 km. Such is life! Great poetry. Loved it. 👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏🌻🌻🌻

     
    1. Thank you so much for sharing your memories. It means a lot to me and I hope will mean a lot to my readers too.
      Many thanks also for praising my work.
      Be safe, be blessed.

       
    1. Maria’s story is simply the story of plenty of children; part of our world story
      Thank you for the questions and for stopping by 🙂

       

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