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Today it Snowed in Georgia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Today it snowed in Georgia – it never snows in Georgia
Today I looked out my window
I saw the flakes fall and cover the ground in white
And watched, almost unbelieving as it ­covered the mud and the dirt
I smiled at the snow and for a split second
I truly believed that it brought peace, hope, and love
But then I turned from the window
And I heard the fighting – the yelling and the hate
And I realized that no matter how much it snowed
And now matter how much the snow covered
That the dirt would always still be there
And a single tear fell down my cheek
Because of the closed windows and locked doors
I knew that peace would never come into my home
Just like it never snows in Georgia.

Today the snow melted
And I watched it go
And I waved good-bye
As the dirt became exposed

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Grania This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm:
This is really nice
 
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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 28, 2012 at 5:29 pm:
Truly great~ A bit heartbreaking, but it rings true. I like that the snow represents hope for a better tomorrow, but it occurs for only a fleeting moment. It is then at that point that reality hits like a slap in the face---the symbol of dirt in your poem. Splendid job~
 
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