Only a Tree Knows

May 9, 2010
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You can believe the text on the screen
Though, you will never truly understand what happened in the scene
You could memorize the whole book
I know more, in just one look
You can always study the time period or the place
You will never take in the emotion glued to his face
You may know the history
Do you know why?
The grudges?
The emotions?
That made millions dies
Only I know

Eternal bumps and wrinkles cover my torso
My eyes and ears, veiled
My thousands of arms shoot up to the sky
I am eternal life
I will never die

If you only knew
How things came to be
Oh, the boundless battle for liberty
From ink that declared a group, a nation
To not even an ounce of salvation
From families caring so much for each other
To brother versus brother
From bombs that hit, one then two
How selfish this nation grew?





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kiwi12 said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 3:05 pm

 

 It evokes a  heart-wrenching emotion. Nice.

 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 6:12 pm
Thankyou:)
 
FantasyNight said...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 10:38 pm
That was so epic!! :D
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 3, 2010 at 7:34 am
wow thankyou:)
 
Brokenlover said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm

This was absolutely beautiful :) 

I love the personification sort of. 

I felt like you were giving the tree a voice and how important their voices are :) 

Kudos! 

 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm
Thankyou so much:)
 
CountryGothic said...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 9:45 am
The tree of history...I like it!
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 5:50 pm
thanks:) it means alot, really!:)
 
SilverLuna said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm
This is really amazing, you're description of the tree personfied pulls in the reader and really lets the message come through in an honest way! Fantastic job!(:
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm
WOw thankyou so much! this is definitly not one of my best so please check out more! maybe 'words unspoken' or i think you would like 'stay for tomorrow'
 
annexgrey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 17, 2010 at 4:25 am
Wow, this is fantastic!
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 8:27 pm
Thankyou so much:)
 
earthmuffin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm
nicccccccccce!
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm
thanks!!:)
 
MercedesXO said...
Jul. 10, 2010 at 10:18 am
so basically....this is amazing. and so true. fantastic job!! i just recently joined the site and my work hasn't yet been accepted. but when it is i'd love for you to check it out and see what you think.
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm
wow thankyou so much/!!!! just tell me when and i'll check ou you work-let me know when it comes out!!
 
MercedesXO replied...
Jul. 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm
alright thanks so much!
 
Spectacles said...
Jun. 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm
So true.  It seems like the world's going down hill.
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm
yah i agree!!! :)
 
Shahed said...
Jun. 20, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I love the title.. The first part is my fav. so from line 1 till line 12.. then lines 14,15, & 17 are good too! I like the whole thing really but those were strong!

 

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