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My toes touch the water’s edge,

My palms sink deep into the coarse sand around me,

I inhale the distinct, musty scent

That chokes out the stiff, urban air,

I watch as the sapphire blue water,

Gently kisses the hot, yellow Earth
I look out in the distance,

Where blue meets blue,

Sky and water indistinguishable,

The world, a mystery,

I am just a grain of sand,

Another blade of grass,

I watch from the sidelines,

As both Earth’s benevolence and destruction unfold before me,

The flowers bloom,

Their petals admiring the sun’s scorching, yellow rays,

They take pity on the Earth,

Then the Earth becomes one, blurry illusion,

As my feet are ripped from the unsteady ground,

Or the waves form an army,

And overtake me in hand to hand combat,

Then I return to the sandy beach, again,

Just another grain of sand




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so_joyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 14, 2012 at 10:22 am:
Great job! I enjoyed reading this. Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! It would mean a lot.
 
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Tornado M. said...
Mar. 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm:
 I can really picture it. It was clear and stuff I can't help but to comment. You sure have talent!
 
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AngelsKiss This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 8:54 am:
This is a good poem as well, I cna also see a clear image in my mind, like your watching the world go by, your on the sidelines watching but at the same time it seems your one with the world. I loved it:)
 
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julieb said...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm:
Paints a very clear picture in my mind, makes me feel as if i'm there. all my senses are inspired by this poem. Beautiful writing. Keep it up!
 
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stephsteph said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 10:31 am:
Hi Lauren! Your writing is beautiful! You are so talented and I am honored to read your poetry. Keep writing and sharing!
 
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