By Nupur Kudapkar 

once there was a girl 

who believed in fairytales and magic 

in big dreams and adventures

as she grew older she looked for her charming 

the one that she could call home 

but instead, as she wandered 

the streets of towns that were far away from home

dancing in the rain and singing to the flowers 

spreading all her joy 

in hopes to find someone that would love her 

the world returned her kindness 

with abusive love and hopeless dreams 

so she sat there crushed after years of trying and thought

maybe i wasn’t meant to be loved by someone after all