November 9, 2009
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I had seen the kids with loving friends
The ones who would do anything for each other
But I had always thought it would be terrible
To be bound to one another.

The chains looked heavy
Allowing little movement
I did not want that to happen to me
A point on which I was bent.

Why would you want to be bound
By those awfully heavy chains?
Little did I know that those heavy chains
Weren’t there anyway.

When a girl my age walked up to me
I tried to shy away
But she was persistent
So I let her win that day.

As we laughed and played together,
I barely noticed it form
But the invisible chains of friendship
Were there and not to be torn.

They weren’t chains at all
But instead a golden rope.
One that could be broken
But that would destroy all hope.

It was pleasant and fun
To have a friend for the first time
My parents noticed a change in me
Happier, like sunshine.

That golden rope will change your life,
Just as it has mine.
And don’t believe that it’s a heavy chain
Because that’s an awful lie.

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kysh15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm
this is good, i know how one friend changes everything and i think you captured that
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