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I found the dead girl in a lake
while wandering a field
I watched the crows circle around
but somehow I could feel.

I saw her lying near the edge
to no fault of her own.
And walking nearer helped me see
that which I did not know.

I wanted to reach out to her
and grab her by the soul.
I wanted to hold on to her,
I dare not let her go.

I feel she’s lost so much, but if
I help her then she’ll see
the truth behind love in this life
and how real this love can be.

But someone’s let her down before.
Someone has let her fall.
And if her soul cannot find rest,
I fear she’ll lose it all.

Between my pity and her pain
she told me something true.
She feels that she’s lost everything
with nothing left to lose.

I’ve studied more intently, finding
fate’s no more than luck.
Just a gamble of “which way”
Does it deserve such trust?

Finally, I’ve found the nerve
to cradle up her soul
and send it flying far, far up
to the place I’ll never know.

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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BlueInk94 said...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 9:53 am:
i love this. its very.......i cant explain but i love it!
 
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Hayley L. said...
Nov. 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm:
wow, it was amazing. love how you set the mood of it.
 
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Greatest Ever said...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm:
I thought that this poem was good on so many levels I hope that you continue writing this really gets deep into your emotion.
 
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Treckintime said...
Oct. 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm:
i like it so much i really do. its moving. and sad. im sorry:/
 
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spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm:
extremely symbolic, rate mine?
 
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ellie315This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm:
WOW. so good. REALLY good. i love this!
 
purplequeen replied...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 10:26 am :
how do you get a poem rated #1 and published on the first page?
 
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mcbob_kool said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 3:39 am:
I really like this poem. It has a darkly elegant flow to it. Check out my new poem?
 
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Kaileigh918 said...
Jul. 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm:
wow great work
 
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CountryGothic said...
May 20, 2010 at 8:11 am:
Beautiful is the first word that comes to my mind when I read this. I love this poem and you darn well better write more like it!!! :)
 
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AmnyR said...
Feb. 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm:
very very good!
 
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legolas_elf said...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 10:54 pm:
I love how well this poem flows and the symbolism within it. Keep up the good work, you are a really, really talented writer!!! Great job!
 
Courtney B. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm :
thank you so much :]
 
purplequeen replied...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 10:27 am :
Courtney, congrats! I have a question, how do you get a poem rated #1 and published on the first page? I love it <3
 
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blah_blah said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 10:28 am:
i love the emotion in this and the picture it painted in my mind.
 
Dandelion replied...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 9:48 am :
I love this poem! You did an excellent job at keeping a steady meter, as well.
 
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LeilaniLives said...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 9:07 am:
I loved the concept and symbolism. Keep writing, just imagine what you could become if you continued.
 
ayoo. replied...
Dec. 23, 2009 at 9:12 am :
Thank you so much :]
 
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apgirl94 said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 4:59 pm:
Beautiful! i love the emotion great job :)
 
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GirlWithWings56 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm:
haha THE urge, I know that feeling. I love it. It's so rhythmic (well, duh), almost like a song, and the words are incredible. Keep it up!
 
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