A Spark in the Dark

October 26, 2017
By Garr3t BRONZE, Avon, Colorado
Garr3t BRONZE, Avon, Colorado
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So much…
                                                                                                                                             They’re running for their              
                                                                                                                                              lives. Hundreds could be dead
                                                                                                                                                      or injured! How…
How could this happen!
Why would people do this, these kids,

teachers, visitors. There all…
                                                                                                                                                                People die. Their lives                                                            ended for
                                                                 The oddest of reasons.
It was terrifing, my friends, people I
Knew… DEAD!                                             
                                                                                                                                                      I know your friends and others
                                                                                                                                                                      lived. I just know it!
No you don’t! You weren’t there!
I saw the blood shed!
I felt the pressense of fear!
I sout my courage to push through

to only be left alone!
A lonely spark in the dark, with
someone trying to put it out.
                                                                                                                                                      Well they failed, your spark
                                                                                                                                                shines bright. Maybe even brighter
                                                                                                                                        than before. Because you know that you
                                                                                                                                            proved these people of “evil” wrong.
                                           You told them, I lived… You couldn’t
                                       put out this spark, for I shall brighten
                                                                            my path.
No! You’ll never know!

How my life changed!
I thought there was no

hope for me.
                                                                                                                                                         There is hope. Look around…
                                                All these people came to help you,
                                     the people who saw and felt the events as
                                     it happened. Don’t you see you're not just
                                           a lonely spark, for behind you is a sky
                                             full of stars to help you… To brighten
                                             the room… For they are now a lonely
                                                            shadow in the light.

The author's comments:

What inspired me was in 7th grade i had this project that we did. and so we had to write a two person poem, about a African refugee in a camp and a person who only knows the issue through the media. I hope people to get the feel of what it could be like, the panic, sadness, and frustration. 

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