That day I met her at the Shelter She said, “My name is Dora", While hanging upside down, off kilter, “I’m Dora the Explorer!” Balanced on the armoire door Beckoning me to help her retrieve Hanging high above the floor A ballet that I couldn’t believe... Up on one toe she dangled As she demanded I help her reach Some toys she longed to wrangle Until we heard a commanding screech! “Get down from there! Wash your hands! Asia, it’s almost time for dinner!" Dora leapt-trusting- she lands Her high-flying act a sure winner!
Oh, Dora, who is Asia? She said, “I don’t like that name-sorry! Later let's play a new game? After dinner my name is Laurie!” Since she answered to that name I schooled her in her name’s history But Dora just wouldn’t be tamed “Not a CONTINENT-I’m a MYSTERY!” Asia, alias Laurie Dora After supper, brushed and scrubbed Gave the best, my airy explorer- Dora's monumental hug! She sprang to my arms without warning Like a monkey from a vine I wasn’t aware until morning It was the best hug of all time!
I met this amazing young girl at the local homeless shelter, and I'm pretty sure she's coping well despite her family's difficulties finding work & a place to live. They'll stay at the shelter until that's accomplished.