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A Decade Away

February 15, 2019
By AlexaDiamant PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
AlexaDiamant PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Don't you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine.

To my future child:

If all of the words I wanted to say to you

could fit on one piece of paper, I’d save millions of trees.

However, words are real difficult to assemble sometimes

so I’m going to do my best to let you know I love you.

To be loved is to be remembered even when you think you’re forgotten.

Forgotten is to be left behind because you were so loving.

I don’t want you to think you will always be forgotten

because I used to feel that way when I was your age.

You come to realize that being forgotten is just a thought

A thought that you let take over your mind like a disease.

However, if you do think you’re all alone, just look two feet up

because you’ll find me, and I’ll never let you be alone.

I don’t care if you come out with a disability or five arms

because the smartest people are the ones who overcome.

To the best of your ability I know you will thrive when others fall.

I know you will do anything possible to conquer the impossible.

Out of all the poems and drawings I’ve done, you were my best creation.

One day people will get to see you on display in the hall of fame.

I want you to be able to figure out who you want to be

Even when you think you aren’t cut out to be that

because who you want to be reflects who you are

and I can tell by looking at you that you’re a shooting star.

Never let the face of fear keep you from looking up

because if you think about it, fear makes itself suffer.


If you want to be a superhero I will make your costume

and watch as you soar through the sky to change people’s lives.

I’ll mend your tattered cape, and watch you rise again.

Even Superman will be jealous of you.

Let your friends relax you on your stressful days,

and come to me whenever you need me.

My doors are always open for you, even if I’m letting in a hurricane.

There aren’t any simple words or phrases to describe my love for you

One day, when you’re my age, you’ll understand my frustration,

but for now, I want you to keep on through the galaxy.

I’ll see you in a decade.

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