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I write these words so I can be heard
I write these words so I can be learned.
Pain in my mind Pain in my eyes.
Distraught with these thoughts I can't help but realize.
This is my time to stand up and shine
This is my time to get out of the line

I breathe in this oxygen
I cough and clear my throat
I fall to the dirt as I spit and choke
The world is trying to hold me back
Trying to keep me on their crack
As if I can't think for myself
The world is trying to think for me

Left in the dirt I stare to the skies
Suddenly the pain in my eyes
Washes away as I begin to now realize
Everything in life is of a great surprise.
I stop the spitting, I stop the choking
I breathe in this oxygen and I feel born again
I smile to these skies as I cry, I cry

These tears I shed are not because of what has been done
These tears I shed are not because my life seems worthless
These tears I shed are because these skies are gorgeous.

I spread my arms out, extended as if to fly
My smile grows wider and I laugh and I sigh
I fall backwards on to this dirt, my Mother Earth
With new thoughts and new feelings
New meanings and new beginnings
I am those skies, I am that gorgeous.



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Indilove said...
Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:48 am:
this is so great!!! ur rythm is so perfect its amazing!!!!
 
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abigail_e said...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm:
Love it! "These tears I shed are because these skies are gorgeous." and "I am those skies, I am that gorgeous." are wonderful lines!
 
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emmyhaze96 said...
Jun. 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm:
Very inpiring:)
 
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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm:
Beautiful.
Your words are inspiring
 
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sasssgirrrl22 said...
Nov. 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm:
very enlightening, true & hopeful. awesome job
 
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YeseniaG said...
Mar. 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm:
very hopeful and uplifting.
 
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Magistrate said...
Dec. 24, 2008 at 8:36 pm:
Very enlightening. This gives me new thoughts on the aspects I live upon everyday.
 
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Shawn said...
Dec. 24, 2008 at 3:29 am:
Awesome and very heartfelt!
 
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