The Lil' Girl in the Park

Author Unknown

There was this 'lil girl sitting in the park one day. Everyone passed and never stopped to see why she looked so sad. Dressed in a worn pink dress, barefoot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go by. She never tried to speak, she never said a word. Many people passed, but never did one person stop. 

Just so happens the next day I decided to go back to the park, in curiosity, to see if the 'lil girl would still be there. Right in the very spot as she was yesterday she sat perched on high, with the saddest look in her eyes. 

Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the 'lil girl. For as we all know a park full of strange people is not a place for young children to play alone. 

As I got closer I could see the back of the 'lil girl's dress was obscenely shaped. I figured that was a reason the people just passed by and made no effort to help. Deformities are a low blow to our society and, "so help you" if you make a step toward assisting someone who is 'different.'  

As I got closer the 'lil girl slightly lowered her eyes to avoid my intent stare. As I approached her, I could see the obscene shape of her back more clearly. Grotesquely shaped in a humped over form. 

I smiled to let her know it was ok, I was there to help, to talk. I sat down beside her and opened with a simple "Hello." The 'lil girl acted shocked and stammered a "Hi" after a long stare into my eyes. I smiled and she shyly smiled back. We talked till darkness fell and the park was completely empty. 

Everyone was gone and we at once were alone. I asked the girl why she was so sad. The 'lil girl looked at me and with a sad face said "Because I'm different." I immediately said "that you are!" and smiled. The 'lil girl acted even sadder, she said, "I know." 

"'Lil girl," I said, "you remind me of an angel, sweet and innocent." 

She looked at me and smiled, slowly she stood to her feet, and said, "really?" 

"Yes, ma'am, you're like a 'lil guardian angel sent to watch over all those people walking by." She shook her head yes and smiled, with that she spread her wings and said, "I am, I'm your guardian angel," with a twinkle in her eye. 

I was speechless. Surely I was seeing things. She said, "For once you thought of someone other than yourself, my job here is done." 

Immediately, I stood to my feet and said, "Wait, so why did no one stop to help an angel?" 

She looked at me and smiled, "You're the only one that could see me, you believe, it's in your heart." And she was gone. And with that, my life was changed dramatically.


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