Poem – 8 Years

Hello! It’s Saturday again – funny how that keeps happening… 😀 It’s been a very long day for me, as I’ve been at a youth gathering all day. I’ve laughed so much, walked quite a distance, took a bunch of really random photos (photo scavenger hunt = lots of walking!)played various, random, hilarious games and generally had a grand old time. It was wonderful day – and now I’m quite shattered. Nonetheless, I’m still here, like a conscientious little blogger… 😀 

I’m going to share with you a poem I wrote a while back. It’s only a little thing – under 100 words… But somehow the style fit the story I was trying to tell, and I enjoyed trying to keep it short instead of letting my verbose side out as I usually do. 😀 It’s perhaps a darker poem than I normally write, but the prompt kind of led me in that direction…. Have a read and see what you think. 


unknown girl
Thanks Pinterest for your never ending supply of inspiration…

Year 1:

no name

to lisp through

rose bud lips

Year 2:

no mother

to cling to

in the dark

Year 3:

father walks

down the lane

and disappears

Year 4:

heart beats

fast with fright

at the sight of strangers

Year 5:

children must

be seen

and not heard

Year 6:

whispers faint

and frail

fall like autumn leaves

Year 7:

shadows beneath

deep blue eyes

grow deeper

Year 8:

gravestone says

Unknown Girl



So… there you go… It’s a bit of a departure from my usual style, but I enjoyed trying something new.

What do you think of it? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

3 thoughts on “Poem – 8 Years”

  1. Your descriptive words and brief year summaries painted an interesting picture of this young girl’s life, Hannah, your words as brief as her life! Sad she had no name (as tombstone said) as well as no mother, and eventually no father in her short life. Cleverly written!


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