To Be or Not to Be?

February 7, 2010
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She lay there,
Listening to the sweet melodies,
Of the little songbirds above her;
Singing their lovely songs,
For everyone to hear.

She stared up at the trees,
Swaying in the light summer breeze,
Brushing her long, auburn hair across her cheeks.
They looked magical,
flowing so freely in the wind.

She sighed, a deep sigh.
How badly she wished she could be as free as the trees,
Be as big as she could be.
But these were only fantasies,
For she was small, with little freedom.

She sat up, leaves entangled in her curls,
Her floral dress covered with grass.
She stayed there for a long time and thought.
A smile twitched on her face, her blue eyes twinkled as she whispered,
“To be or not to be?”

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SeaStorm This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 14, 2010 at 11:53 am
Excellant, darling <3
little-miss-sunshine said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm
I'm not sure i understand that last part, but a great poem! Wouldn't trees have less freedom because they are rooted to one spot, though? Anyway a very beautiful poem.
Vampyro replied...
Jul. 6, 2010 at 8:12 pm
I agree, great poem but the last part... I don't get it.
perceptive_soul said...
Feb. 16, 2010 at 7:39 am
Aw. thats sweet. i love it. it gives a hint of mystery and of course some little girl innocence. I LOVE IT!!!
Born_to_fly replied...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm
nice imagery. i loved how it was written well done.
MetalChickRock replied...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm
uhh....what was the point of this poem?
im sorry, i just didnt get anything from this.
Nikiblue replied...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm
There wasn't really a point. Most of my poems dont. Only my poem "Depression. A Terrible Thing." really means anything to me, that has a "point". Not all poems need to have a point to them.
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