Little Girl Lost
Katoomba, New South Wales
The pale lingering moon lit shadows under the trees in the park, whose branches reached out to embrace the stars whose light pinpricked the dark sheet of the sky.
A dog barked, breaking the deep silence in this vast park. A fat rat scurried across the path and vanished.
On the edge of the path was a bench, lit by a tall lamp, revealing a young child huddled asleep, her tears making glistening runnels on her cheeks.
The mother leant down and softly woke her daughter, gathering her close in her arms, whispering soft words of comfort to the little girl lost. She had wandered away from her parents a few hours earlier.
The father, a tall thin man, came running. He had been looking for his small daughter in another part of this vast park. He wrapped his arms around his wife and daughter in a big hug.
Lit by the bright lights of the tall lamps set on the sides of the many paths in the park, the little threesome walked slowly home. A family together again.
Bio: This poem has been submitted by Felicity Lynch’s daughter on her mother’s behalf.