Where Were You MAG

By Darina Shtrakhman, Warren, NJ

“Where were you last night?”
mother asked, tone laced with frustration,
when I walked in the door past pink sunrise,
faking calmness, and stood anxiously still,
trying to take root in my own living room
while contemplating plausible answers.
What could I tell her?
“I had gone searching for sunshine.”
I missed the liberating cold
of mid-January nights
and so went off, hopeful,
in search of answers – happiness –
into the below-zero nowhere
of the local playground on a winter night.
It was the same playground where
infinite childhood melodramas
had resolved themselves so painlessly,
back when pouting still solved problems.
When I finally, hours later,
tripped over the seesaw
and fell and stumbled upon answers,
I came back only to find mother
asking more questions.



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on Aug. 18 2012 at 8:32 am
eleniapostolatos GOLD, Doral, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
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Where the sweet wailing singers slumber.

This poem fascinated me - you're a very good writer. I loved the descriptive yet assertive tone in which you formed your own character. Very nice job! I was wondering, would you mind taking a peak at my poem SIlence Flutters? I'd really like any suggestions or comments so as to improve my overall work. I'd appreciate it so much from someone as good as you. Good job! Keep on writing :) 

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on Oct. 12 2010 at 7:54 pm
i like your poem its really nice

on Sep. 14 2010 at 5:58 pm
Fashionita101 GOLD, Pembroke Pines, Florida
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I loved your poem! It's something that everyone has gone through and you highlighted that time perfectly!

on Nov. 20 2009 at 1:47 pm
CherishFaith GOLD, Soldotna, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
I'm living on the edge with perfect balance.
-cherish Faith

i can relate :)

on Jul. 6 2009 at 8:35 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Amazing piece. I love it

on Jun. 25 2009 at 2:29 am
WiggityWack SILVER, Blahhhh, Nebraska
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Hope. Dream. Make it happen..>>

I love this poem... AWSOME


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