She waited in the corners
As people came and went
The winds howled faraway
And birds roared above
But she only had four walls to stay
To have given up her freedom
To only be called a beauty
O’ what a silly bargain had it been
One she had known all along
One they think she hadn’t seen
She stood stoic as people admired her
But their attraction flickered
As soon as another one took her side
She felt angry and humiliated
Rage swelled up inside her like a tide
Why didn’t she smile? What sorrows did she have?
She heard people joke and comment
She had to see on her own
What joys did they have and
What fruits had they sown?
So, one fine day she climbed out
To see what the world looked like
She had a picture in mind
But, hatred, sorrow and jealousy
Was all that she could find
She climbed back into her portrait
And felt safe in the cocoon
She thought for a while
And she made up her mind
Mona Lisa had now learned to smile
…now that you’re here
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