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Her bony fingers
entwined in mine,
I give her a squeeze
and look her in the eye.
Staring through my tears,
I face her fogged gaze.
She never thought I'd tell her
she needs to change her ways.
Squeezing my eyes tight,
a tear runs down my cheek.
She squeezes my hand back,
her hold somewhat weak.
Now all I do is pray
and thirst and wish and hope.
My palms are getting callused
so I let go of the rope.
My eyes shift to the side
to her bag lightly packed.
And I pray today will be the day
I get my sister back.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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hannahlouise15 said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm:
speechless is how this left me
 
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TheSummoningFreak said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm:

i love this. it's so good i started crying

well done and beautifully written

 
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AndTheVinesSpin said...
Jun. 1, 2010 at 6:55 am:
Dude, you have no Idea how well I relate to this... I'm touched to the point of tears
 
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scarletP said...
Dec. 13, 2009 at 6:30 pm:
amazingly written...made me think and i have got to say, u brought tears to my eyes. wonderful.
 
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lovehurts said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 11:15 am:
omg this is soo good it gave me goose bomps!!! this is awesome. so much emoation in it. nice pic beside it too. good job
 
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danika said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 12:43 pm:
this was really good, the last line, was what took my breath away, awesome work. you have a talent! :)
 
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Siren said...
Dec. 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm:
Nice, I enjoyed the way you kept the meaning of the poem a secret till the end so we would continue to read it. You write well. Keep it up! :)
 
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Your_lil_Secret said...
Dec. 3, 2009 at 9:54 am:
this is really touching...ur a really good writer and i hope u write more:)
 
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