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The shards of glass littered the cold, black asphalt
like sparkling stars strewn across the night sky.

Their brilliance catching the corner of my eye,
making me slow down, just to look at them a little longer.

In my awe of the sheer beauty of merely broken glass,
I couldn't help but think

How someone else's tragedy
could be so beautiful to me.

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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Boj95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm:
I like this!  interesting thought!
 
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CTS207 said...
Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm:
I can see why this was published, terrific imagery, and a fitting title. Well done
 
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KylieKollmeier This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm:
I really love those last two lines. :)
 
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Joshua C. said...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 11:51 am:
This is a beautiful poem i would love to read more of your poetry.
 
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ChobaniLuvinPenguinThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 1, 2012 at 9:50 am:
This is a beautiful and touching poem. It flows well and is easy to understand. The last two lines are especially moving and memorable. Great job!!!! Keep writing!!!
 
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JaneDoe_ said...
Sept. 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm:
It really is beautiful and simple.
 
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AquaRev This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 18, 2012 at 9:28 am:
I rather like this
 
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jenniedepoet said...
Mar. 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm:
it's a really beautiful poem(:
 
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AnimalNatureGirl said...
Feb. 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm:
Awesome poem!!! Check out my stuff!
 
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NathanB said...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm:
Wow I love it, please check out my stuff.
 
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Ravenfall1020 said...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 11:59 am:
very unique, i like it :)
 
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youngspeare said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:50 am:
mind-blowing! Cheers, keep up the good work. P.s it's not just beautifullyt written, it's so relatable. :)
Check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/comment? Would really appreciate it!
 
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Ardnekcm said...
Oct. 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm:
Absolutely wonderful. I'm using it in my english presentation tomorrow, all credit given to you of course. It'll go perfectly with what I'm presenting. :)
 
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Lola_Black said...
Oct. 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm:
Hypnotizing. Fabulous work!
 
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Lex2011 said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm:
This is AMAZING! I read it like 3 times. It moves me. Please check out my poem Dreams
 
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dreamerz said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 10:43 am:

Really great choice of words and just a very interesting poem altogether! I love it and I hope you write more!

For some reason I can't post comments under my screen name, ElleNicole... but I was wondering if you could give feedback to my poem, Change? It was just put on the website a few days ago. Thanks if you do!

 
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WeAllBurn said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm:

wow. your words put me into a trance.

5/5

 
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Ladylikeinquisition145 said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 2:30 am:
Your comparisons really caught my attention. I could really appreciate the way you brought your central idea full circle, in the end explaining why you find such simplicities so mesmerizing. Very adept. I very much enjoyed this piece.
 
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DreamerofFear said...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm:

i can totally feel what u r puttin down its mesmerising im in love with the idea

 

 
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tesswards32 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm:
excellent word choice! this piece is intricately beautiful
 
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