Little Me


I looked in my mirror today
Little me looked back at me
With a wave
She giggled and twisted her ponytail
Then her face stilled
Her eyes misted
Her tear fell
Her eyebrow lifted
Where have I gone, she sobbed
Where have you displace me
I shuddered, I didn’t know
I grimaced I had let her go
My face stilled
My eyes misted
My tear fell
My eyebrow lifted
When did I let you go, I sobbed
When did I lose you
Your joy, your play, your innocence, your trust
May I restore, may I return,
may I have me back
I truly must
Little me looked back at me
With a smile, a giggle, a twisted ponytail
She bounced
and giggled
With pride,
oh how I’ve been waiting
For a while, yes for a while
I have been here all along
Waiting inside.


Salwa Samra © 2012

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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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3 Responses to Little Me

  1. Shooken says:

    I like that poem! Sad but happy! It also reminds me of a book that i read 🙂 I like it!!

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