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

August 14, 2009
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Paper airplane
flying gracefully through the air.
A little boy watches in rapture,
eagerly runs after his creation.
But suddenly,
it stops.
As the plane takes a nosedive,
the boy's face falls,
and he stands, watching its descent.
He looks up, notices a dark cloud in the sky
that seemed to appear out of nowhere.
He turns around,
wanting to head home before the storm hits,
but halts
at the sight of his aunt
standing before him.
She slowly kneels down to his level,
meets his eyes, her own watering,
threatening to spill over at any moment.
She speaks slowly,
and he watches her lips move,
but he hears only silence,
for there is no soundtrack
to a world crashing down around you.

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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OliviaL. said...
Apr. 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm
I honestly find that most of the time the last line or two lines make the poem and are critical. You chose wisely on this :) good work.
TommyRay said...
Apr. 6, 2016 at 9:39 am
this is so nice!!!! you should be in a poem contest!!!!seriously1
Brooklea said...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

this is really good:]

i love the ending the most:]

midnightsilence said...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 10:39 am
this is really great.. nice job
taylor11 said...
Jan. 31, 2010 at 12:23 am
this is seriously awesome!
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