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She’s the new one
Their whispers stared
Wanting to curl deeper
But the harsh light glared.

Finally in one
Bold (yet hesitant) step
She returned one glance
Out personality leapt

Slowly learned
To grace their halls
Still hidden deep
Were her hearts walls

Trust she crafted
Moved away from lies
Building bridges
With her eyes

One sharp breath
She let it go
Told the truth
Fell from her false plateau

And she fell away
They withdrew their arms
And she understood
Their false charm

Now tired
Of hate, pain
And even worse a small smile
Feelings they feign

Settled now
She hides her eyes
Burning bridges,
And telling reality’s lies.





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SaraB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Wow. Again, amazing metaphor handiwork. This is kind of what happened to me when some "friends" found out about "who I am" and stopped being so friendly. Well, that's probably nothing like whatever you wrote this for, but still, I guess meaning is in the eyes of the reader. :)
 
xXsmileXx This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 11, 2009 at 6:54 pm
Amazing! Excellent word choice and an all together perfect poem. It is SO good!
 
Fangz said...
Jun. 11, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Interesting. A unique twist on something thats always written about in the same style. And no, i don't get tired of people easily, hehe. Thanx for the feedback.
 
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