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Is there really any other way to be?

For the fear that something different
like a tear rolls down your cheek

Would wipe you away as your
mother wipes it off
your face

Back when you were that little girl who fell and scraped her knee
Because she was running too fast
Because she was trying to fly?

?

And didn’t you always ask
why day and night have to
chase each other around
the world?

Every raised eyebrow on the television
screen tells you that you’ll never
break the system

But every first grade teacher tells you
that that little girl can be
whatever she wants-

How does this compute?



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spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm:
this is an amazing depiction of how were trained to have dreams as a kid, then retrained to let go of them(at least for some)
 
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amaranth178 said...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm:
I have to agree. Raw, but cool. Especially "Every raised eyebrow on the television screen tells you that you'll never break the system." It's a unique way of putting things. It stands out. The ending is also a nice touch (in conjunction with your coolio profile?) Good job :)
 
amaranth178 replied...
Jul. 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm :
The first three lines are really good as well, but, at one point, I wondered about the connection between certain segments. Do you know what I mean?
 
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Vivallaa said...
Jun. 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm:
I get you, on a level of understanding, I get you.
 
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AbbyQ This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 3:13 am:
Very interesting, and somehow very... raw. I like it.
 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm :
thank you! It was longer originally, but i took the ending away, it didn't work right. thanks for taking the time to comment!
 
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