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Ballerina This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Open the lid,
and see the ballerina dance,
see her twirl and spin
as the night begins
and she is free.
see as she takes her lover in her arms,
watch as she holds him tight as they waltz across the floor,
watch as they love each other
like only the captured can …
But morning always comes,
and the little ballerina must go back “home”
to her prison box and dance when the music plays.
Ripped from each other's arms,
she cries, but to no avail,
she must quit before the young girl awakes.
if tears could stain the painted face,
if only there were no box
and the ballerina could escape.

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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brianj said...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm:
Hey, hey, symbolism! (something I could never master) You made great use of using the "captive ballerina" as what holds us captive. Great job! At least someone can master literature!
 
irenerose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm :
haha, thank you, very much. i try. :)
 
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