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Sunlight trickles in,
prying her eyelids open.
"It's morning, Lilly."

"Wake up, you worthless child,"
cries the sun.

"Wake up, Sweetie,"
her mother utters softly.
"Wake up and see
how beautiful the world is."
Once upon a time, perhaps,
but not anymore.

Once upon a time,
a lot of things.
Like once upon a time,
she had a warm bed,
and her mother
came in every morning
to tell her
it was time,
time to open up
her lovely chocolate eyes
and show the world
her brightest smile.
"Look, Lilly,"
she would say
as she pulled the curtains
gently aside.
"Look at the sun;
isn't she gorgeous?"
"Yes, Mommy,"
she'd whisper, grinning,
"gorgeous."

"It's morning, Lilly. And every morning, the world is yours. Never forget that."
"I promise, Mommy. I promise."

Once upon a time, perhaps,
but not anymore.

Once upon a Tuesday,
when the sun was highest in the sky,
her mother came home,
and fell
in the doorway,
coughing.
"Don't worry,
Sweetie,
Mommy's just sick."
"Mommy,
you said
we don't get sick
in the summer
because the sun is always there
to warm us."
"Don't worry,
just a little sick."
She wiped her lips
and buried her hands
in her gloves
to hide the crimson stains
on her fingers.

"Mommy?"
"Don't worry."

"It's morning, Lilly. And every morning, the world is yours. Never forget that."
"I promise, Mommy. I promise."

Once upon a Wednesday,
the doctor came
and said everything
would be all right.
"Just a little cold,
not to worry."
Once upon a Thursday,
he told her to make her mother comfortable.
"Everything will be okay,
everything will be okay."

Once upon a Friday
her mother closed her eyes,
to take a short rest
and never
opened them
again,

and on Saturday morning
there was no one,

no one to pay the rent.

A warm bed,
a cozy house,
happiness, so far away now.
A loving mother,
and her gentle words,
once upon a time,
but so far away now.

Fall came,
and the sun's reign
came to an end.
On a cold
winter night,
she wrapped her scarf
around her neck
and tried to hang herself.

But she couldn't forget.

"The world is yours, Lilly."

In the alleyway,
warmed only by a scarf
and starving,
she wondered why her mother
had told her so many lies.

The sun rose to taunt her,
but there was no one,

no one to tell her that it was morning.
At the end of the day you're another day colder
And the shirt on your back doesn't keep out the chill
And the righteous hurry past
They don't hear the little ones crying
And the winter is coming on fast, ready to kill
One day nearer to dying!

Les Miserable


xxx

Quite long, but I hope you like. :D I tried out a new style. xD
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candycammy23 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
awwwww i feel so bad for this little girl even though its just a fake little girl...still AWWWWW totaly fav for me :D
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I'm glad you liked it! :)
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adamadman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
agaimn the only thing to stop me crying is slipknot
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
D:
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adamadman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
but i'm fine now so don't worry
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poet-irish-taurus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
This is good, but I feel sorry for Lilly. :cries:
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Thanks. :D Me too. D: Her life is sad.
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poet-irish-taurus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Your welcome, and hope you continue her story. Its good.
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Almondillo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
It was a little dark, but I really like the imagery and the transitions from light to dark in it! :D
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D
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Jessibaybeh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
this was great =)
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:icon3v3rdr34m3r:
3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D
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Jessibaybeh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
anyytimee =)
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betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh...it's like a breath of fresh air tainted with nitrogen and the chemicals for cancer. You suck in a breath and LOVE the way it tastes, but the side effects are painful, heart-wrenching. Excellent job. Love your wording here.
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D
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ScreamoDawn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
this is really good. I never would have thought about something like this.... keep up the awesome work!!!
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D
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11Buttface11 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
I like it. It's so sad though... :'[
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
I'm glad you like it, at least. xD
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anikiani Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Very sad, but very good. I really like this one. :)
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D
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Eefera Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
I LOVE Les Mis... And I love the parallels you've drawn
to it. Nice work again, love.
:heart:
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you~~ :D
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cometrider Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Writer
Aww...poor orphan. :tears: Well written. I love your story poem style. It's almost like a ballad.:worship:
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D
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lolipopsbumblebees Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
this really did make me cry.
it's really good otherwise.

i actually like the whole once upon a day of the week thing, it makes the story flow together better.
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D I'm glad you liked.
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Gender-Unknown Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
That nearly made me cry.
This is really nice! :bug:
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D
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Gender-Unknown Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Was nothing!
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analillithbar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really enjoyed the story. The lyrical quality was done quite well, too. :D I very much enjoyed this.
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Thank you. :D I'm glad you liked it.
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Dedication-To-Music Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow I love it. It's so sad. It's amazing
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
THank you. :D
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Dedication-To-Music Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
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Blackened-flag Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009   Writer
Sad ='(
Great poem, very emotional, and it draws you in well, but sad nonetheless...

FAV'D
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Thank you. :D I'm glad you liked it.
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catgirlman Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I liked it, but the end was kindof confusing.
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
I'm glad you liked it, and I'm sorry the end was confusing. D:
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SslvrBlaze Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
a Les Mis inspiration? I liked it a lot. Very Sad, but good
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:icon3v3rdr34m3r:
3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Thank you. :D
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SslvrBlaze Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
a Les Mis inspiration? I liked it a lot. Very Sad, but good
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Roseatknight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome *applause*
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Thank you. :D
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Teefie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Student General Artist
Hmmn~ I like this a lot! The only part I don't like is the 'once upon a...[dayoftheweek]' xD I dunno why. Just seems kind of trite, I suppose
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3v3rdr34m3r Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
xD Hm, I liked that part, but after a while it was annoying to me. I almost pulled a "once upon a Saturday," too, but I was like "seriously, no more." xDD

Anyway, I'm glad you like it otherwise. :D
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Teefie Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Student General Artist
xDDDD LOL~
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