15 Columbine Flowers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     One flower for the girl
who wrote a story about others
and her love and respect for their rights
One flower for the girl
who said yes to the question
that caused her death but rekindled life
One flower for the man
who asked a child to hold up
a picture of his family while he died
One flower for the boy
who risked his short life
to help others reach their safety
One flower for the boy
who didn’t make it out
but died as a distraction to save others
One flower for the boy
who could not run away
or yell for help to save his own life
One flower for the boy
who had a sweet heart
but was made with a dark shade of skin
One flower for the girl
who was trapped
by herself in a tiny bathroom stall
One flower for the teacher
who warned the school
in exchange for his young life
One flower for the boy
who hid his sister
and friends to save their lives
One flower for the brother of a girl
who threw himself in front
to save his least favorite teacher
One flower for the girl
who tried to help
these young men realize their mistakes
One flower for the boy
who picked up the guns
after the suicide to keep everyone safe
Two flowers for the boys
who made an unchangeable mistake
that cost them everything


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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Kye-Elipse said...
Jan. 13, 2015 at 10:24 am
very very good. this is something that is very heart felt.
 
duststorm said...
Dec. 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm
This is beautiful.
 
nainamishra99 said...
Oct. 2, 2013 at 8:43 am
this is so sad and beautiful at the same time. love it!
 
royalujjwa4This 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...
Mar. 23, 2013 at 9:44 pm
that's the most beautiful thing i read in quite some time now, wow!
 
CTS207 said...
Mar. 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm
Very nice I just wish you used a picture of Rachel or Cassie Bernall, or a collective pict of those who died at Columbine.
 
waterbendercarorain said...
Dec. 11, 2012 at 9:09 am
wow this is really good 
 
DaylightDarkness said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 6:17 pm
This is really good. I att.end Columbine high school currently... Thank you.
 
vivaeno said...
Oct. 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm
Oh my gosh, this piece made me shiver. So sad, but so powerful.
 
ashleyy26 replied...
May 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm
I cried whenb i read this in class its amazing
 
Sarah_Oso This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm
Wow...such beauty. America won't ever forget though. Keep writing.
 
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