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Rough
Calloused hands
Carved the traditions
The culture through my veins
Wrote my name centuries
Before me
My birth
Beat the drums
Danced in unison
Raised their hands to the heavens
Grabbed stars
Whispered words softly
In a dialect I do not understand
But through them
They weaved it into my mind
Stored sacred visions into my heart
Lit a roaring fire in my soul
Braided my hair with fingers
That endured every obstacle
Planted seeds into the moist soil
Then watched it flourish
For their path of life
Reborn me
Rough hands

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the November 2010 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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Marie said...
May 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm:
Powerful and descriptive. Good Work
 
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Tiffanie_ This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm:
I love this one!!
 
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