April 26, 2009
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The sun reached out lovingly,
Welcoming the day,
And below in the water,
Bits of life danced and played.

And a figure stood there,
By the jutting cliff-shelf,
Unsure of the world,
And unsure of herself.

But she knew she could find it,
When the timing was right,
The thing she was missing,
That was just out of sight.

And you had to have courage,
To do something like that,
Facing your future,
And mostly, your past.

So she took one step forward,
The wind in her face,
And embraced the beauty,
The light, and the grace.

Yes, this would leave scars,
Like a sharp piece of glass,
But perhaps she could live,
With all that had passed.

So she walked up to the water,
And lay herself down,
While opening her heart,
To the sights and the sounds.

With her hair in the sand
And her feet in the sea,
She closed her eyes and thought,
"This is who I will be."

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Clarey said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm
What an incredibly beautiful poem, Hannah.  You amaze me:) 
=D said...
May 22, 2009 at 2:19 am
Whoa.... i don't know how to express this in words! i had to take a minute and write that down!That will go in my thought book! Your work is amasing Banana! keep it up! =D
Sue R. said...
May 16, 2009 at 2:30 am
What a beautiful poem. Your are a very talented young writer.
Chimllee said...
May 15, 2009 at 1:05 am
I loved this one, Hannah. Your writings reach into my heart.
Kim J. said...
May 14, 2009 at 2:04 am
Hannah, I love your writing! Please keep sending me your stories. I look forward to every word! You are a blessing.
bettyboop said...
May 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm
Thank you for sharing this with me. It is so beautiful Hannah, you have a wonderful talent,Keep up the good work
Lovely Lilacs said...
May 12, 2009 at 9:38 pm
I really enjoyed the rhymes. I also liked the sense of place you created once again. Keep up the good work.
KFINDOG said...
May 12, 2009 at 1:56 am
This is so beautiful. What a talent you have. I am so glad it was shared with me.
steph kollasch said...
May 8, 2009 at 1:45 am
Hannah you do such great work!! Your poem is beautiful! can't wait to see you at camp!
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