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She peers inside each window - mag 285

©Shers Gallagher 2015

And what is it she sees?   
A little painted family
as busy as can be.
Mama cradles baby
and Papa scans the news
as little boy is playing
with the train beside his shoes
while little girl makes tea
amidst the plastic table food.
Quite cosy is this tiny home
that Father's built for she.
Though rusted out and tumbledown,
it remains a remnant of her glee,
of life once like a painted toy,
an airy Softy freeze,
now toppled into lies and jests
of tainted history.

And will the child inside her
someday see what she now sees?
To peer inside each window
with thoughts of destiny
and this little painted family
as busy as can be?


  1. Nicely perceptive and innovative post; well done.

  2. Nice bounce to this. Nice work

  3. Very cute! I can see this being turned in to a children's book. :-)

  4. Beautiful, every doll house has sentiments attached

  5. What the child sees even as an adult are the pleasant memories rekindled, etched permanently! When love is extended one treasures the grand moments. Wonderful write Shers!


  6. Oh I wonder if her ideal will be affected, or if she decide to play with her brother's cars.

  7. that is a very beautiful though on this take :)

  8. Wow! You manage to cover a lot of ground! Impressive.


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