The Plane Ride Home

February 7, 2011
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I was the one who saw her.

No one else even noticed.

They didn’t even pause to see,

How insanely sad the image was.

The woman next to me was

Letting the darkness consume her,

That is why she didn’t catch it.

Her parents didn’t see her either.

We were thousands of feet up in the sleepy night sky, and yet,

No one even so much as glanced to see how it

Made me almost want to cry.

This little girl, she was sitting behind me,

And was entirely too busy with her cold,



And battery-filled device.

Her window was open too.

I think that was the saddest part.

Here, inches away from her ear, was this vast sparkling wonder.

Under us was this landscape,

Which only birds and God normally see.

She didn’t even stop to look.

I think I cried to the window,

I can’t remember clearly though, because it was late and there was sleep in my eyes.

I do remember wanting, aching, to take her hand and point to the glass

And say:


Look at all the glimmering lights!

They are twinkling for you.

Even though you don’t care for them,

They care for you.
I promise.”

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HaleyDRog. said...
Mar. 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm
I love your style! You write the most unique pieces ever. Where do get your thought process at while writing? I really want to know, because maybe then I could be as good a writer as you are now! Keep up the excellent work.
Vidra This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm
Thanks you so so much for commenting on my work! All of the kind words you've said make me so happy! And to answer your question, I don't really have a thought process (if that makes any sense:). I just kind of let it all out on the paper. It doesn't matter what it is. It could be the most ridiculous thing anyone has ever thought of writing about, but I write it anyways. I guess that's my only advice. Just write what you feel. No thinking about what other people will think of it, or how s... (more »)
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