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

Etched into her side
like a flesh-eating tattoo, we settle,
clawing out our own niche.
We marvel at her beauty,
but we do not respect
her final wishes.

To be observed
but not harmed.
To be enjoyed
but not taken advantage of.
To be used
but not destroyed.
To be seen
but not touched.

She sits, distraught,
weeping at the loss
of her sons and daughters,
her fallen trees,
her corrupted waters.
She cries out, begging
to be left alone.

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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Powd3er said...
Dec. 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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greenwolf said...
Nov. 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm:
Very nice!!!!!!I love it!. It has very vivid vocabulary and a wonderful overall theme.
 
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blumarine said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm:
wow! very powerful ...
 
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Arpanan said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 10:56 am:
Wow! That was really pretty! Love it.
 
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CaseyLeigh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm:
Amazing, a beautiful poem.
 
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SagaLiSela This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 7, 2009 at 10:19 am:
Congratulations for getting printed. It is well deserved. This is a beautiful piece that provokes thought and the soul. I really enjoyed reading it.
<3
 
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Kay said...
Jun. 10, 2009 at 2:19 am:
Awesome! Great to see teens with such deep thoughts!
 
songofthenight replied...
Nov. 4, 2009 at 9:07 am :
I agree! This was really well written.
 
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