Photo Challenge #121 – A Girl With No Face


Image: – Olney IL

When they found you

It was with initial relief

Missing all those days

No word, no sightings

Hours spent wondering where and why,

What if they came back with…

But then they saw you

In the thickest bush,

Scratched, more damaged than ever.

You uttered not a sound

Just stood there

The wind swirling around you

Blowing your dress in billows

You didn’t care did you?

The rescuers stared at you

Puzzled how you could be still alive

Despite the cold and rain,

There you were

A girl with a story

A life ripped apart

A girl with a history

Dare we ask for details

A girl with no face

Identity stolen, just a body.


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10 Responses to Photo Challenge #121 – A Girl With No Face

  1. kim881 says:

    Ooh, chilling – we seem to have been on the same wavelength this morning – I posted my poem before I read yours.

  2. Shadeau says:

    Oh Wowza, painfully good, Michael.

  3. Oliana says:

    Painful to read…but well done, Michael!

  4. wildchild47 says:

    Gripping but real 🙂

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