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Dreams...
Why can't life be like our dreams?
Why can't we fly
High in the sky?
Why is life never as it seems?

Music...
Why can't life be filled with music?
Children have songs
To replace all the wrongs
But, somewhere along the line, they lose it

The cardinal,
Perched on the sill
Flies away
Trying to reveal
The hidden side
Of life's appeal

He invites me along
To get a feel
Of the world he lives in,
A world unreal

Freedom...
Why can't the cardinal share his freedom?
Why are we bound
By our tears to the ground?
By our sins and unable to leave them?

The cardinal,
My friend
Flies 'til the end
Flies into the sky
To return home again

Pain...
Why can't life be without pain?
Why does God make
All hearts to break?
Why are we forced to smile in vain?

I follow the cardinal
To his home in the sky
I look down at the earth
From a world on high
I take a deep breath
I close both my eyes
If the cardinal can fly,
Can I?



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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2010 at 6:16 am
Very nice.Keep writing. Please check out my work. Ratings and feedback are GREATLY appreciated. Thanks
 
Noella63This 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...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm
this is a great poem but i think you need some other word choice more creative but you have a fantastic poem
 
Holmes replied...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm
thanks I appreciate it. :)
 
Noella63 replied...
Feb. 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm
no problem. can you look at my work?
 
Holmes replied...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm
i can't find it. can you give me a link?
 
Noella63This 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. replied...
Feb. 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm
just click on my name and go to my page and you view my work
 
Holmes replied...
Feb. 16, 2010 at 8:21 am
I tried that but it just shows me stuff like who your favorite actor and author and book is and stuff like that
 
Noella63 replied...
Feb. 16, 2010 at 5:02 pm
well then click on "Work" or "My work" or whatever.
 
Holmes replied...
Feb. 17, 2010 at 7:58 am
I just tried searching your name on the website and no results came in for anyone with "Noella63" as a screen name. are you set to private? cuz your name is in blck on this screen and I can't click on it now.
 
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