One Among Many

April 25, 2017
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A mound of coal as black as night
bears a name amongst all that are within
that is sure to bring a horrible fright
to any familiar to the kin,


for the name bears a plague
that most coal is cursed
to live a life vague
with truth's lips pursed.


The weak-held facade that covers the mound
serves purpose, but only to those
who wouldn't see the goodness drowned
amongst the coal that chose


a life of betrayal and lacking of love
for the kin that they all share
as they hope for ending in peace up above
oblivious to their future despair.


Though the coal is black as the souls
of the devious family tree,
the color does not represent the whole
that fall in the category.


In the midst of the dark and bitter pile
lies a diamond in the rough,
found only if you spend a while
and scour through the pile enough.


That diamond is you;
not many but few
can hold this title and have it hold true.

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Your_Apathetic_BasketcaseThis 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. 28 at 8:17 pm
@Patrick82432 Again, a very relatable piece by you, Patrick. I love your work. I enjoyed this a lot, and I really think this is a work of art. And somewhere within your poetry, I find myself lost within it. Reading your work is like a love-hate relationship for me, because I love your choice of words and phrases; and while I do, it makes me contemplate things in my life and inside my head, which I hate doing - but at the same time that is why I love your work, because it makes me think, when no... (more »)
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