Rain-Soaked Freedom This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 13, 2011
I want to feel the squish of cool mud through my toes.

I want to feel the world through my feet,
Pounding over cement, skipping over gravel,
Sinking into rain-drenched earth.

My running feet, collecting grass seeds.

I want to run in the rain,
Droplets sliding down my arms
And darkening my hair.

I want to splash in every puddle.

The sky is gray and heavy with its burden,
But my spirit is light, and thinking
Is replaced with being.

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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CarrieElizabeth said...
Aug. 7, 2013 at 10:24 am
I love love love love love how relatable your work is. You are so descriptive and powerful, and I can feel the emotion dripping from your every word! I was so (positively!) overwhelmed by how you weave your words in and out of eachother, how you make them flow so beautifully. "It is replaced with being" is such a powerful line. Great job. :)
shapeshifter56 said...
Sept. 5, 2011 at 9:29 am
It's beautiful! I love it! You are so descriptive, and really just express such a passion through your poem.
Laura_Oliver said...
Sept. 5, 2011 at 9:16 am
I really love this poem! And I would appreciate it if you could check out some of my work, too, and leave some feedback.
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