April 13, 2009
Live, Love, Laugh

You beckon me.

I press my fingers

against your sagging cloak.

Your heavy skin

feels rough and withered

to the tips of my fingers.

You groan in agony,

swaying like a door on rusty hinges.

The wind tries to yank

you out of your shoes,

but you are anchored by your mighty roots.

They mean it,

when the dusty authors say,

once in a lifetime.
Ours has passed in a blink.

Your timbers shivering.

You breathe your last breath.

Your fingers decay,

your shoulders,

once broad,

now wilt beneath the weight

of a thousand words,

a thousand laughs,

left beneath your shade.

Once a little plant,

you grew and strengthened,

reaching for the never-ending sky.

I do the same,

climbing through the years,

The laughs,

The tears,

tied into one.

a thousand words,

a thousand laughs,

One life.

One soul,

Tree soul.

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In_Love_with_Writing said...
Jan. 19, 2013 at 11:37 am
How old is she? She's amazing!
kassija said...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

wow. ok i didnt expect this when i opened the page.

your sisters awsome. how old is she?

billgamesh11 said...
Dec. 31, 2011 at 11:17 am
Oh wow, this is really good for a younger girl! Wow! This is! Tell her she did a Great Job and encourage her to Keep Writing!!! :):):);)
_Elsy_ said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 9:36 pm
i envy your sister, shes a good poet
BaiLiHua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm
Wonderful, strong, beautiful.
The~crayon~in~my~heart said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm
Is this poem really that bad guys? i keep getting ratings that are like one out f five stars~ just so you know, this is my sisters, and she was really sad that someone didnt like it
ZAVERY replied...
Mar. 31, 2010 at 6:29 pm
This is a work of art! Tell your sister that she rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... (more »)
Lil_Alice said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 7:55 pm
This is sooo good! you're sister is an amazing writer!
Shambler92 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm
wow, tell your sister she's the next emily dickinson, this is pretty amazing!
The~crayon~in~my~heart replied...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm
thank you~ for her~ she is standing here with me and is so happy you said that
Shambler92 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm
no, thank your sister for this man! i cannot see all this talent and not want to give advice: a guy, big poet, was once asked by a young man what did he have to do to become a poet, the poet answered that first he had to read as many and diverse books as posible and then he would be able to write. tell your sister this coz this is awesome writing. (tell her to read some john keats)
The~crayon~in~my~heart replied...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm
No worries, Shambler, she reads so much that our parents get mad when she reads all the time! but thanks for the advice, i think ill do just that
unearthlyhaphazard said...
Jul. 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Tell your sister that this poem is absolutely beautiful! Very deep, and intense. Keep writing!
RheaD.Ravenfinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2009 at 2:32 am
Wow! This is beautiful. How old is she? GOODNESS this is so good! I love it! It's ....... ah! So good!
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