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I saw an old woman the other day,
Bent at the back,
Outran by time and age,
Standing there; a prisoner in her own body.
I threw a glance her way,
Just another one, counting down their days,
Or so I thought.

But then she raised her eyes,
And I looked into them,
Those piercing green eyes,
They tell a story; those eyes of hers,
Every speck of nonconformity, every twitch of the pupil,
Her joy and sadness, among countless others I’d imagine,
The moment of her moments: a compilation of her stories.

Overwhelmed to behold such a sight,
It’s rattled my heart and made me shudder.

I might’ve stared too long,
Because her eyes smiled at mine,
As I become a part of her story,
And she, a part of mine.

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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Jaycee92 said...
Apr. 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm:
Great poem
 
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Lillixia said...
May 16, 2011 at 8:03 pm:
i luved it
 
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silentlyspoken said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 11:02 pm:
Amazing.  Great job!
 
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JustBeingME said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm:
Oh. My God. Fantastic!!!
 
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clareace-g said...
Sept. 22, 2009 at 8:38 pm:
lovelovelove this!
 
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Rachel A. said...
Aug. 6, 2009 at 4:54 am:
WOW!
 
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diane L. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 4, 2009 at 4:13 am:
an amazing poem! :D
 
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em said...
Jun. 29, 2009 at 1:04 am:
PLAINLY AMAZING!!!!
 
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