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   remember that day

when we were

traveling

along a dusty country road

and I was looking out my window

like always

and I saw a sign that read

FLOWERS 25 CENTS EACH



and next to it

stood a little girl

with a dirt-streaked face

and bare feet

who wore a ragged dress

that looked too small

holding a bouquet of drooping daisies

that could also be found across the road

in a deserted field



and we locked eyes

for just a moment

they were sad

and blue

like mine

and I said

"Daddy, can we please stop?"

and you said

"Maybe on the way home"

and we drove on




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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sillygirl880 said...
Dec. 13, 2010 at 10:21 am:
that was realy good. did this realy happen because something just like that happened to me before.
 
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sleepycupid said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 6:48 pm:

i really liked the ending. and i feel like i can relate to this with my parents sometime too.

did this really happen?

 
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Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm:
wow, I really like this. congrats on getting published and keep writing
 
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annie2006 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 20, 2009 at 11:10 am:
That's really beautiful, but very sad. Good job.
 
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