Solitary Glow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     nothing beats exotic lights, street lamps, a fading sunset, stoic trees,
and the illuminated blanket of
darkness over it all.
i found a new route.
instead of going up and down
the path in my park, i have turned to the undulating roar of
smoke-fizzlin’ cars and the queer, bright, varied
lights of civilization. but all this against the
backdrop of a blue-filled sky and clouds,
and the dark,
comforting greens of grass and trees.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen,
yes, you heard my implication:
there is beauty in the suburbs.
The solitary glow of a streetlamp
amidst all has
always twisted my gut
just a little in appreciation
and empathy, for there lies a human being, and so there am I -
I am the street lamp.
Especially in this
cold,
stifling
weather,
each of us,
alone and surrounded by dark,
is just struggling to give
off some warm glow.
The street lamp is a
solitary figure,
but it glows on and on like an epic
lighthouse, giving hope for us all and reminding us of the human chains of struggle that link us together.


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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ChowD This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 19, 2010 at 8:57 pm
I love it when peoples' perspectives stand from the crowd. Well done!!
 
Alli_Rose said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm
This was absolutely amazing! Very inspirational. So much imagery and thought put into it.
 
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