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I sit inside my room and I
look up at the ceiling but I
can't see the home that I'm living in.

And though I
sometimes feel lost and I
tremble in the frost, I
somehow find warmth in the
words being written.

See I
learned long ago that we
don't always know how to
live in the homes
we've been given.

And like the swallow outside my window, I
watched her build her nest, and I
realized that we don't live in homes,
but we build them.

Brick by brick,
day by day,
'til there's somewhere we can go,

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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alaskanman said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm
I really like this poem and i would have to agree that you do build your house metaphorically for some, but also quite literally for others.
 
LifeIsPoetry said...
Oct. 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Creative, ending a majority of the lines in 'I.' Great job expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
LifeIsPoetry replied...
Oct. 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm
Oops this was supposed to be included in the comment but I like the message the poem conveyed too!
 
jaygonz said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm
this is really good and gives you insight :)
 
Mario P. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm
It's funny cause I uploaded it unfinished, the last line of the poem isn't included.
 
alaskanman replied...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm
If it wasn't finished when you uploaded it, then what is the last line of it?
 
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