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

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   for Mielikki Ankesanamen (Skipperdee)



Quit your walk beside me,

your silent thudding steps,

your friendly inquisitions,

for I must walk alone.



As the kestrel to the mouse,

so the sparrow to the worm,

as my fear to my sorrow,

I must stand alone.



For she was sitting squat,

her eyes sunken to see no more,

her limbs shriveled and useless,

her shell reduced to chalky dullness.



Leave me to stand,

as the crumbling tower stands,

for I must bear my grief alone,

as she bore her death alone.




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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Lyceangel94 said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm
love it. keep up the good work. you should check out my work sometime, and tell me what you think.
 
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