The Ballad of Real Girl

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Once I was a real girl

With hair of silken gold

Eyes that rivaled moonbeams

A voice so sweet and bold.


Once I skipped through meadows

And played amongst the flowers.

I heard birds’ whispered secrets

While trees sheltered me in their bowers.


Once I was beloved

The joy of my father and mother

I wrapped their love around me

Thinking I’d never need another.


Once I had a name,

A mind to think, a soul to feel,

A heart that dared to reach and dream

When once, once so long ago, I was real.

(C) Sara Ackerman, 2017

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