How I Learned MAG

January 11, 2012
By beautifyyourname SILVER, Simsbury, Connecticut
beautifyyourname SILVER, Simsbury, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank


It wasn't easy,
you know,
when the dim sunset
peeked
through the windows
and exposed
the rain day-colored blankets
that I hid under.
When every video I watched
and any book I read,
even the country songs
I listened to
on the radio while
driving to school
lectured me about love.

The betrayal of it
screamed in my face,
cornering me between
my brother's old dresser
and a guitar I used to love.
And when I began to cry,
a lullaby whisper
settled my eyes
and delivered my feet to the door
that I forgot I had.
“Never mind, you'll be fine,”
and I believed it.

I emerged
from that dark blue room –
finally.

And though those
stains of morning
felt heavy on my eyes,
I thought of what
Hope had told me

And I was fine.

So you go –
think about me
when you're compressed
between teenagers with
more skin than clothing
in the frigid winter
in a car that smells like smoke
and I'll remind myself
why you shouldn't be around,
just in case that car
decides to take you here.



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on Jan. 13 2012 at 8:29 pm
beautifyyourname SILVER, Simsbury, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank

Those are things I never even noticed so thanks so much!! :)

on Jan. 13 2012 at 11:23 am
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
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This is extremely good! Your rhyming is fluent and isn't generic and you get your point across very well! Good job!

on Jan. 13 2012 at 5:38 am
beautifyyourname SILVER, Simsbury, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank

Thank you very much! I appreciate that. :) And I will!

on Jan. 13 2012 at 4:04 am
Sophie Rose Cope SILVER, Cape Town, Other
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wow - this is one of the few poems I've read on this site that.. takes me to where the inspiration came from, in a sense... which is good. thanks. oh, and could you look at my poem - Happy Sea ? (maybe?)


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