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Visions of an umbrella
Disturb the pathway
Of where I want to be.

A teddy bear with
Undone stitching and
A missing eye sits
Staring at my soul

A blue dress, stained
With red lies on my
Bed. Horrors of that
Night are stitched into
The fabric.

I want to be away
From the world – world
That took her away

Maybe one day I will
Walk up the marble
Stairs to the golden gates and

See her sitting in her room
Being a nine-year-old
Girl. With a worn-out
Teddy, a yellow umbrella,
And the heels I borrowed

A ringing sounds in
My ears, a feeling
Of a warm red
Liquid seeps through
My dress and
Stains my skin

I look down and see
Her brown eyes flutter,
Her lips tremble and
Stutter “Please …
Remember me, Sissy,
I love you”

I sit in the alley asking
And crying to God
Why my sister lies
Limp in my arms

The flash of gunmetal
Burned into my eyes
Like a hundred suns.

“I could never forget you, Sissy …
I love you too.”

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






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AriShine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm
This is a really deep and emotional poem. I love it, really well done! Keep writing!
 
Tiffanie_marieThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Thank you (:
 
twobitslvr said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm
Amazing, as always! :)
 
netjamie replied...
Jan. 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm
this is sooo cute :)
 
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