"The lil' girl in the park"

There was this lil' girl one day sitting in the park. Everyone passed and

never stopped to see why she looked so sad. Dressed in a worn pink dress,

bare foot 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,


"Yes, ma'am, your 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. Sure 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, "Your the only one that could see me, you

believe, its in your heart." And she was gone. And with that my life was changed



We all need someone.

Every one of your friends is an angel in their own way.

There is a road. No simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night.

And if you go, no one may follow. That path is for your steps alone.


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