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Deep within the trees, heavy and lush,
perches a patch of fungus on a moss-covered trunk
basking in the sunlight, a crimson they blush
they cling to the tree that is underground sunk

While squirrels whip their tails as they scutter,
Not far away, an icy stream floods,
As a butterfly elegantly flutters
from wet rock to flower, landing on a leaf-bud

A lone bee twirls, sweetening the honey,
While their maple tree continues to rot,
a couple of humming bumblebees
float, pollen-full toward the buzzing knot

As I am the only passerby,
Within my heart, this image I sanctify.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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ShadowBlossomThis 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. said...
today at 8:21 am:
Your work is beautiful, I'm surprised that I have only just found it and that it has taken so long for TeenInk to publish it into their magazine.  I'm thoroughly impressed.
 
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heartoftheocean95 said...
Aug. 7, 2011 at 8:55 pm:
This is really good! Very picturesque! :)
 
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Supriya said...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm:
The imagery you used is beyond my imagination. So creative ! Loved this ballad :)
 
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Milo! said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm:
This is a great poem because it's something we can all relate to at one point or another.
You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
 
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