big kids don't always know

February 18, 2010
By the-ampersand PLATINUM, Ogdensbury, New York
the-ampersand PLATINUM, Ogdensbury, New York
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why did the light fell?
my sister asked me.
she is
five
so
of course i
knew
that
i didn't have to
understand.
what? i asked
anyway.
why
did
the
LIGHT
fell?
she repeated.
i asked her what again.
why did the light FELL?
she cried impatiently.
i was big, i was supposed to know every thing.
but she was five.
it was
o.k.
for her
to say things that didn't
make
sense.
but i was big, i was supposed to understand!
i didn't.
why did the light fell? i asked her.
yeah, she replied.
i looked at her.
i didn't know.
i don't know, i told her.
oh, she said.
oh.
i didn't know.



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on Oct. 23 2011 at 4:58 pm
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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I have younger siblings too, and this happens all the time. :) The repetition in this poem is cool.


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