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With your roots in the Earth,
and your wings to the sky,
how can you ever go far?

You can lose yourself
in the damp and dirt,
you can furrow and burrow
and bury your hurt.

You can dive into
the catacombs
and ne’er utter a sound.

You can germinate
and plant your seeds,
you can merrily bury
and grow your weeds

so they can flower
into dust,
and the circle goes around.

Or you can break away
and soar the skies,
you can fly higher, admire
the world and die.

You can flock the air,
and then the grave,
but at least you’ll be alive.

Sever the roots at birth,
and let yourself live and die.
How else could you ever go far?





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CarolynQ said...
Aug. 29, 2010 at 10:21 pm
talented artist and a terrific writer as well.... this is awesome =] keep it up
 
CarolynQ replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 1:56 am
whoah.... I have already commented on this. I guess I didn't realize how much I liked your work. haha Check me out sometime, you might like my poetry, I'm not bad.
 
Noshabora This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 2:15 am

Double comment. o.O A rare privelege, thankyou.

I'll do that. :3

 
Casio said...
Feb. 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm
I like the flower terminology and the ending where it 's almost like a repeat of the beginning so, like the cycle of life, this is a cycle that repeats.
 
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