Classic tale from a far far away neighborhood – Poetry by Genta Hodo

In a far far away neighborhood

Where all the people were smiling and good

There lived a boy with a sad sad face

And eyes filled of emptiness and disgrace.

He passed his days alone in his room

Dreaming about a garden in bloom

Where a sad sad girl just like himself

Would dream about monsters that hid inside her shelf.

She’d live in a house that hung on a tree

She’d lie on its roots but the roots were so free

She wouldn’t wear clothes and wouldn’t have a shelf

But still she was sad, sad just like himself.

And while he was wondering why would she be sad

A knock on the door would make him so mad

Who’d come at his house when he made it clear

That shouldn’t be bothered, to anyone near?

He opened the door and saw a young girl

With big big eyes throwing light on her curls

She gave him a smile full of sorrow and fear

Then said a few words which he didn’t quite hear.
Something about a neighbor she asked

But all he could do, was stand there and gasp

She looked like the girl he had dreamed for so long

That lived in the lonely land where he belonged.
“I don’t know”, he said, though he sort of knew

The boy that lived in the house painted in blue

With dreamy eyes and a dreamy smile

Which he had forgotten for a while.
The girl saw him smiling and thought it was sad

She thanked him and left to never come back

As soon as he closed his immaculate door

He knew he wouldn’t see her again, nevermore.
And so, he kept on dreaming and dreaming

Though on the inside, he was screaming and screaming

He had never been at the far away land

But the girl with big eyes he let go,

And her smile would pursue him, until the end.

Inspired by Tim Burton’s “Vincent”


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