February 24, 2013
I jumped out the window,
Thinking I could fly
But my happy thought left me
Soaring high above I.
I was thinking of you; your smile, your laugh
‘Till I remembered you dreaming out of this life into the next
I clapped as hard as I could
But still you danced to the light
Tumbling and twirling, the earth looms near
Memories and wishes flee me,
Knowing that the end is here
I close my eyes to say goodbye
To the earth and the life I once knew
But I’m excited to say hi to you
A smile spreads across my face,
I can already feel your embrace
Then a warm wind lifts me up,
Whispering in my ear
“Whether you are near or far,
Know that I am always here, inside of your heart”
Once again, I am on my own two feet
Having found the strength to believe
The wind in the trees rustles the leaves
I know you are clapping for me.

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WaffleOcean2934 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm
The poem has really good imagery.  Nice work on it!
inkblot13 replied...
Mar. 12, 2013 at 4:03 pm
Thanks! :D
AthenaMarisaDeterminedbyFate This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm
I love the imagery in this poem. It has a bittersweet tone that you strengthen with your images, and I like how you described the thoughts as soaring. It was beautiful!
inkblot13 replied...
Aug. 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Do you have any work you would like reviewed???
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