The Unhappy Matchstick Girl

The Unhappy Matchstick Girl

wake up in the morning
too early for a little girl to be up
but she’s off to learning
in school like everyone else
the moon’s still waning
and the morning breeze too cool
so our little girls is off

up and ready; preparing for school
she’s too young to withstand
the cold of the morning and so
she gets a kettle to heat
her bathing water; right on
the stove placed nice and still
our little girl might be a bit ill

she lights a match right there
and it wouldn’t work; again she lit,
again it did not do the trick
poor little girl; how will she?
if the matchstick won’t light
‘maybe’ she thought; ‘some things
are not meant for little girls to get right’

(or some girls are not meant
for little things to get right)

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