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By , Laguna Niguel, CA
Raindrops fall from the skies that are my eyes
Gracefully rolling over the hills that are my cheeks
And catch at the edge of the cliff that is my chin
They drip, plummet, fall
Into the abyss that is the earth
Dampening the area on which they land
Giving up their moisture to the surface of their new residence
Dissipating their iconic shape, appearance and consistency
To blend in, hide, disappear

The same can be said for that boy or girl
They drip, plummet, fall
Into the abyss that is their life
Conforming to the push and pull of the tide
Losing the power that is their voice
To accept the voice that is the crowd's
And disappear among the others

No longer are they a single drop
But a drop in the ocean of all drops
Unidentifiable and unremarkable

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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Yellow said...
Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm:
 I really like the poem. I feel like it is about the mourning of individuality because the imagery of teardrops linked with the idea that people are like drops, gives the poem a sad vibe. Great poem!  
 
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EmiliePhillippi said...
Sept. 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm:
I love this. It makes me cry because it's such a realistic thing...gosh
 
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