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For Her Andrew

And when I go to sleep tonight,
Ill pray that somewhere
Up above,
God’s holding that little boy’s
Soul up in his arms,
Saying, “shh, Andrew, don’t cry.”
And when I see her crying
In the school desk behind mine,
Ill turn and smile
-
A sad, sweet smile,
One that says I’m sorry,
It’s okay,
I’m here,
And I’m praying,
All in one closed-lipped
Second
-
And I’ll turn back around and
Wipe a tear from my own eye
As the remnant of my smile for her brother
My smile for her Andrew
Remains.



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JustAdmiring said...
Feb. 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm:

Wondeful - Deep - simple _ and i can tell that do not know full context

very heartfelt !

 
possiblylindsey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm :
thank you SO much. ive noticed that you comment on  a lot of my work; it really means a lot. feedback like yours is what makes me keep writing, knowing someones getting something out of your efforts (: if you dont mind, check out the rest of my stuff too ? id love to hear what you have to say (:
 
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