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I feel that in the winter, I am dormant
Curling up into a solitary ball
Shutting out everything, for there is no light
Rain and snow blocking my open paths
Dark skies, porcelain skin
Adding pound by pound onto my long and slender form
Growing large and white and sad
Far past the point when we all think
Winter will never end and the season of ice is here to stay
Warm rain washes the black snow into the gutters
And the sun makes its dramatic appearance
Plants gain hope and rise again
Animals yawn and stretch into the open sunlight, as I do
Awake and ready to slough off my extra weight and obtain a sun-kissed glow
Atop my ivory skin

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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INnaturegirl said...
Jan. 28, 2010 at 7:27 am
Halleluiah for summer!!!!!!! i thiught your poem was great :D love it
 
cass said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 7:57 pm
wow this was really good, it flowed and it was simple and happy yet mysterious you are so good! <3
 
CaseyLeigh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 5:59 pm
Beautiful; I love the detail.
 
amrwrites said...
Aug. 17, 2009 at 8:01 pm
This is such an elegant, simple poem. :) I love it.
 
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 22, 2009 at 6:54 pm
I really enjoyed reading this piece, and it leaves me wondering if there is a hidden metaphor. It really is a beautiful poem. Keep writing! I'd love for you to check out some of my poems and let me know what you think! Thanks so much!
 
BloodshotMoon said...
Mar. 31, 2009 at 6:00 pm
This feels to me gothic strugling to become something better and trying to strive to live. Sounds like there is nowwhere to turn to and your stuck in a cell of isolation.
 
hope4theworld said...
Jan. 23, 2009 at 2:28 am
kool
 
ShamrockWriter said...
Jan. 22, 2009 at 11:39 pm
Wowzer...really good-and true! I feel that way lately too! I'm ready for Spring! I guess I'll have to wait for that sunshine and sun-kissed glow a little longer. Really good poem though. Keep Writing!
 
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