Reality vs. Hope This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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Stack me up then smash me down
Scatter my pieces far and wide
Toss me up and crash me down
Tilt me off my axis, spin me on my side

Roll me along a lofty hill
Watch me bump, jump, and slump along
Slipping, sliding, sloping, slanting
While you twiddle your thumbs and hum a little song

Stand just far enough and face the other way
But you look out the corner of your all-seeing eye
Sticking out your leg to trip me as I pass
While I'm just trying to get by

Surprising, shocking, startling me
Leaving me stirred and shaken
All I've tried is to keep a smile on my face
Do you realize how much that has taken?

Reality is constantly doing this
It's a situation as tricky as a boy scout-knotted rope
All you can do is brush yourself off, re-gather your strength
The only weapon you can fight with is hope

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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pinkypromise23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm
really, really, really, really, really, REALLY, good!
 
hanni This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm
Thank you!! :) 
 
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