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

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You set yourself on fire
And ran throughout the school.
They told us it was an accident,
But none of us were fooled.
But I think you need to know
That your bright orange fire spread,
And some of us caught fire too,
So now some of us are dead.

You set yourself on fire
And sent yourself to sea.
They didn't tell us anything;
You just left silently.
Your boat is burnt to ashes
Still floating on the waves.
All alone when you faced your fate,
The girl that no one saved.

But really, which is better?
In the end, what's right?
To burn alone when no one knows,
Or to burn out hot and bright?
Should we acknowledge your existence,
Or should we make you disappear?
Which one is your dying wish?
Which one your dying fear?

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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BeilaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 4, 2015 at 12:51 am
This is incredible. The imagery, the emotion, and the question in the end... this poem has taken a grip on my heart. Sadly, we can all relate.
 
mollybug13 said...
Apr. 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm
5 stars.  This is one of the best poems I have ever read!  Definitely going on my favourites list.
 
Shagun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 25, 2014 at 1:04 pm
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVED IT !!!!! I just added to my favourites, need i say more ?
 
BrandiBoothThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Good poem, I really liked this
 
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