The Corner of Ohio and Lakeland

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The side with an old, dying tree,
On the corner of Ohio and Lakeland,
That's where I'll be...

Despite the arguments, the hatred,
which livened my tongue,
I'll be here fading, faded
Until my body is done.

When my skin grows paler,
And old age sets in,
I'll stay here, dying,
On Ohio and Lakeland.

Mother passed on,
Father died, too.
My brother has left me;
I'm all alone, with grand, empty shoes.

They were to be filled!
With greatness, bravery,
And every exuberant thrill.
All never actualized, all failed...

So, it's on this corner,
Though I hate to admit it,
That I'll strain till my end,
On the corner of Ohio and Lakeland.





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Angela J. said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 11:12 am
Very powerful. The emotion behind your piece makes it stand out from others. Nicelt done. :)
 
stuck_in_the_past This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm
I loved the imagery, and I can sense the sadness and hatred toward the corner of Ohio and Lakeland.
 
ANDREAX0OX18 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 10:43 am
i'm curious to find out what inspired you to write this ? i'm getting a hunch it wasn't random. but i like it :)
 
mcbob_kool replied...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Well, even though this poem talks about my family and house, it's really about my town. My town just seems to keep people here, even when they want and try to leave. Thanks for reading :)
 
ANDREAX0OX18 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 1:01 pm
ohhhh i see
 
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