The Little Diva  by Janice Tindle

The little girl sat quietly at the window,

her puppy sleeping peacefully in her lap.

A phonograph record was playing loudly

an opera by Verdi. 

She closed her eyes and envisioned 

herself as the soprano in a beautiful red velvet gown. 

The notes were clear and strong, like crystal waters rushing over rocks. 

The little girl lifted her head as the diva does and outstretched her arms. 

The puppy stirred, and curled up again. 

She clenched her fists, as tears ran down her face as she belted out the last note. 

The phonograph went silent. 

A nurse entered the room, put the puppy dog on the floor and wheeled the little girl outside into the sunshine. 

The puppy ran behind them barking all the way to the garden. 

She breathed the sweet smell of pulmaria, but it failed in comparison 

to the breath of satisfaction left behind by the song in her heart. 





NOTICE: NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, from my website may be use without a request in writing to me. Permission, if granted, will be done in writing. Failure to do so will result in possible prosecution. I am the sole owner of my words and at point of publication on this site it is copyrighted as mine. - copyright 2012 Janice Tindle In 2010, I suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries when hit by an under insured driver. It changed my life. I now live with Dystonia, a rare and painful neurologal disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and abnormal posturing. There is no treatment or cure. The best one can do is treat the symptoms. You can learn more at I try to write about people and things that help and inspire my readers. You can find more of my story by going to I am also on Facebook, where I have five pages, Pain Brain -Anti- Inflammatory Foods, Brain Tears, The Positive Posters Page, Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Page, Janice Tindle- Writer. I am also on Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply Google my name and my published articles should appear. I've been published in Fearless Caregiver, Today's Caregiver, TBI Hope and Inspiration Magazine, The, and several other publications. I am currently a caregiver for my dear mother. My hope is to someday finish my books, "Get Back Up!" and "Galicia's Granite" during my mother's lifetime. Your interest in my care, recovery and writing is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Comments are welcome.
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