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The Paper Girl MAG

September 14, 2009
By Libatress BRONZE, Amarillo, Texas
Libatress BRONZE, Amarillo, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

She was composed
entirely of paper;
green eyes rolled dollar bills, hair twisted confetti.
Her voice was faint
like the shushed rustle of library book pages
and when sunlight found her
she grew invisible,
rays shining through vellum bones.
She was asked how it was to live
without footprints in the snow,
featherweight,
unchained to the earth,
unwed to gravity.
Whatever quiet answer she gave,
no one ever heard.
Mostly, the paper girl was forgotten
until she folded herself into an airplane
and disappeared.


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on Apr. 20 2010 at 5:21 pm
MaliyahP. SILVER, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
There are pirate ships and steam ships but the best ship of all is friendship.

I have no idea what this is about...but I LOVE IT!!! It is like you were the paper girl:)

on Apr. 20 2010 at 2:59 pm
psychedelic_wAves, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way"~ Axl Rose quote

so much meaning........................:)

on Jan. 26 2010 at 9:11 pm
the_Horsegirl SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 articles 0 photos 119 comments

Favorite Quote:
People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
--Dorothy Gilman

If there is such a thing as truth, it is as intricate and hidden as a crown of feathers.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

very creative and lyrical

on Jan. 26 2010 at 8:33 pm
ambretta BRONZE, Uhrichsville, Ohio
2 articles 12 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
there is never a single moment when you grow up but there is that one moment when you realize you have.

love it!!!

on Jan. 10 2010 at 7:57 pm
wombatz-rule GOLD, Montrose, Minnesota
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This is incredible! I feel so lost, just like the paper girl, and afterwards this poem just...left something with me. I don't know. It feels like I'm taking something away from this poem. Your words were simple and haunting and beautiful. Congratulations on becoming published!

on Jan. 7 2010 at 2:22 pm
EternityBroken GOLD, Hooker, Oklahoma
17 articles 2 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is impossible to love and be wise.

beautiful... such strong word choice... great visual... keep it up

AmnyR BRONZE said...
on Jan. 6 2010 at 7:03 pm
AmnyR BRONZE, Clifton, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 134 comments

Favorite Quote:
To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the whole world. ~unknown

beautiful!

on Jan. 2 2010 at 6:22 pm
Libatress BRONZE, Amarillo, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment
WOW! Thanks so much! I have been SO busy lately, but have been reading tons of peoples work and will be submitting new things soon. I'd love to hear thoughts and/or critiques for this piece, though! :)

on Sep. 21 2009 at 8:38 pm
Veritytrue SILVER, LaVista, Nebraska
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This is beautiful. I love the word choice and ending! Keep writing!