Firefly: Only You Can Free Yourself This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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She is a firefly
Searching for a way
Out of the glass jar
Where broken wings lay

She longs for the world
The one that surrounds her
But she cannot be in this world
All around her

Spending her days
Searching for a light
If only she'd look at herself
And trust the sight

Drowning in self-pity
The firefly fails to see
That the glass jar is open
And she is free

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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SagaLiSela This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Now that I think about it, the line "Drowning in self-pity" would make more sense as "Blinded by self-pity."
 
Crossingmyfingers said...
Feb. 2, 2010 at 10:54 pm
This was a lovely, intricate poem, and the metaphor you created was beautiful
 
SagaLiSela This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm
Thank you so much. :D
 
Crossingmyfingers replied...
Feb. 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm
You're welcome : )
 
SagaLiSela This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 30, 2010 at 10:52 am
NO WAY! It's actually been published in the Magazine! Thanks TeenInk!
 
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