January 19, 2011
By LaLa225 BRONZE, Kensington, Maryland
LaLa225 BRONZE, Kensington, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” Harper Lee,
To Kill A Mockingbird

I watched
as you stared
into the sunset
the gold
of the final rays
bathing your face
scattering the shadows
as you glowed.

I sat back
in the shade
and watched you
fearless, exposed,
all your secrets told
you, facing the light.

When the last
of the gold
slipped out of sight
I slid inside

I turned on
the light for you

So you could still shine,

I crept back outside
to embrace
the darkness
and wait for dawn.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this piece because there are different kinds of courage and people rarely recognize this.

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on Feb. 1 2011 at 4:24 pm
charlene2913 BRONZE, Silver Spring, Maryland
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It's AWSOME!!! yay!!!


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