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A balloon,

There in the sky,

A red splash in the blue,

A boy asks;

“Why does it fly, Daddy?”

A cloud,

There in the sky,

A sailing shadow in the light,

A boy asks;

“Why does Mum cry, Daddy?”

A plane,

There in the sky,

A bird tossed amongst stars,

A boy asks;

“Why do men lie, Daddy?”

A bomb.

There in the sky.

A crash of white against black.

A boy breathes;

“I don't want to die, Daddy.”

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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OceanFey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 9:30 pm:

The last line is so sad. :(

great job with the emotions.

 
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CaptainFabulous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm:

ooh i love this really different but great

:D

 

 
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Ookami said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm:
This was a great poem. It is really moving peice!
 
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l.iney said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm:

great job with this piece it slowly works its way to the main topic. Amazing wording

ps please read some of my stuff on the website

 
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