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Free Spirits

Letting go-
Flying free-

What I do

And how I see-
Are influenced by she and he.
Can I be a better me?

For strength, color,
Or a pretty song,

Searching’s truly

Just plain wrong.
Like ice held in hot tongs-
Fight the friction, get along.

What I watch for-
How I act-

Sets examples.

It’s a fact.
Discrimination won’t retract
Until we make an equal pact.


All those thoughts-
Are they pay back

For those that look

At me like that?
Intelligence or stupid hats-
Heart is where it’s really at.

What’s inside is
Hard to find.

I try to see what’s in your mind.
Not on the skin, but what’s behind-
Is where I find my kind.

Is it the world?
My family?

What makes the difference

Will be “we.”
When they are you, you are me-
Then we shall be truly free.



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Milo! said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm:
What a great piece. It’s so understandable. You made it really easy to see where you’re coming from. I hope you keep writing, because this is really good. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
 
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BreeTayler This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm:
I really enjoyed this one. It was fun and easy to read, creating a song in my head:
) Nice work.
 
**talia** This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm :
I'm glad you liked it! I really like this one, too, and I totally understand about it making a song in your head.
 
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