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White Washed Walls, A Collection
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White Washed Walls, A Collection
Acollection of verse:

White Washed Walls: Something that came to me while I was sitting by my window... it was a bitter kind of day.

Empty Wind-blown Streets: Pieced together from different hospital stays. I hate hospital rooms. I guess that's not much of an explanation... you'll see, though.
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Pearl S
I'm a teenager; I like to write, play music, and read old English manuscripts.
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White Washed Walls, A Collection
Pearl S

White Washed Walls

She sat up slowly in her bed
She wiped the tears out of her eyes
She sank back and began to cry
The light shone through her window
So bright she couldnít see it
She sank back and began to cry
The whitewashed walls, the cold tile floor
She hadnít walked since she was ten
The bright pale drapes, the shriveled
Plant in a jar that had died months and months ago.
It wasnít home.
The get-well cards by her bedside
Colored like rainbows.
The puffed balloons, the candy bears
Plushy like velvet
She sank back and began to cry.
Painted room
Thin blankets
It wasnít hers, not at all.
Painted room, a cold
Dead plant
Her world goes no further than this-
The world outside
Brilliant and bright
It isnít real, it isnít true to her.
The world outside
A distant place
It hides its face
She couldnít make it to the window if she tried.
And sheís tried.
Bright smiley faces
Teddy bears and cards
Family comesÖ
And goes.
And goes.
And goes.
Pricks and knives
All her lifeÖ
Theyíre talking
Big scale dollars
Scream and holler
H.M.O and crime white-collar-
No one cares.
No, no one cares.

A candy world

Reading partners on Thursday
They all volunteeredÖ
College credits, credits thatís all it is.
People come and talk to her and smile at her with big bright faces
Faces that in different places
Wouldnít have cared at all.
And newspaper reporters
Striding through the halls
Sympathy for them all those little children
In the rooms with white-washed walls
That smell like lemons from the
Cleaning lady who came by last week.
They say that sheís going to get better
Tell her that she will be better
She canít set both her feet on the floor.
They ooh and ah with wide eyes watching
Tell her theyíre proud sheís worth watching
She canít even walk anymore.
They sit they talk they chat awhile
They hold her hand and play awhile
And then disappear
Out into the big great world beyond the white washed walls itís all so
Fake itís all a dream
A dream that sheís been dreaming
And she hasnít walked since she was ten.
A candy world
White washed walls
Lemon spray
A teddy bear
A get well card
A blood trans-
Fusion needles sticks and stones
Wonít break my bones but
Needles break my heart
They break her heart and no one else even
Starts to notice her, sheís all alone
Itís her and the white washed walls.

She sat up slowly in her bed
She wiped the tears from her eyes
She pressed one hand to her head
She had a fever again
She looked all around her at the room
With white washed walls
And bleached white drapes
And cold tile floors
And lemon spray
Her eyes ran past the get well cards, the teddy-bears
That came from Mars and then she saw the TV screen
Elementary kids and teens
Playing jumprope in the street
Across the street
Jump to a beat
And if she tried
She knows she couldnít make it to window to look outside.
She sank back in the bed alone and cried.

Empty Wind-blown Streets
Sometimes, I stand here
Right here by the window.
I stand and I watch as the people go by.
I watch as they hurry, they rush, they fly
Blind mice all scurry scurry quick
Wrapped up in the next quick fix
The next non-solution to the question no one understands.
Sometimes, I stand here
Lean my hands on the window sill.
I stand and I watch the wind gust through the leaves.
Auburn and gold, scarlet and blue-
Brilliant but faded, as worn as theyíre new.
Now the streetís empty, black asphalt desert
Empty except for the gust of wind calling,
Calling something never born.
The colors are faded
The people are blind
And I
I no longer care.

The streetís deserted. The people have gone. I am still here. I am the last witness. I am the last witness. Have I always been?
I have done other things between now and yesterday.
Iíve gone to work, Iíve gone to dinner, but I never really left and
Once gone
I donít think Iíve returned.
My body is abandoned as the asphalt street
My soul is as groundless as the calling of the wind
And the leaves that shift and blow in the breeze.
Iíve gone home, Iíve gone to work, Iíve gone to play
Iíve gone away
And gone I will stay
The vessel of clay
The empty street
Waiting for the color, waiting for the light
To the desolate moan of a wind
Without hope.


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