Orange

January 27, 2012
By xoSamanthaxo GOLD, New York, New York
xoSamanthaxo GOLD, New York, New York
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"Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing."
-Anonymous


It was January.
I scoured the kitchen for something to eat,
Through broken bottles buried in piles of trash,
And cigarette butts laying on the floor,
And that broken cabinet of ours,
There was absolutely,
Nothing,
To eat.
My stomach growled
A fierce bark,
Like an caged animal
About to be let lose.
I gave up,
And fearlessly waited for my mother
To come home.
Her eyes were darkened with dreary,
Her breathe smelling of liquor,
And her mind,
Raged.
As I watched the snow
Drift from the grey sky,
I heard the door creak open.
It was her.
She looked at me,
But with the slightest smile,
And handed me,
A bag of oranges.
“Oranges!” I said softly.
I ripped through the bag,
Pulling out an orange ball of fire,
And held it up,
Bright like the sun,
Against that dreary winter day.


The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by my own mother's struggle with having an alcoholic mother. I hope you understood that the orange was a symbol of change. A lot of emotion went into this, and a lot of true events.

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on Feb. 1 2012 at 5:54 pm
xoSamanthaxo GOLD, New York, New York
12 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing."
-Anonymous

Thank you so much!

on Feb. 1 2012 at 5:52 pm
xoSamanthaxo GOLD, New York, New York
12 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing."
-Anonymous

Thanks so much!

Anastasia123 said...
on Feb. 1 2012 at 3:03 pm
Anastasia123, Westford, Massachusetts
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"an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind." -Gandhi

I love this poem! it's beautiful and inspiring. You are a very good writer.

on Jan. 31 2012 at 8:02 pm
Zaraclaylime DIAMOND, Chicago, Illinois
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So I suppose my simple advice is: Love your life. I only say that because your life is what you have to give.
-Tom Hiddleston

inspiring.... :)

on Jan. 31 2012 at 7:26 pm
tes1634 PLATINUM, Olive Hill, Kentucky
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This poem is amazing...Not only is there small metaphors within it, but the whole thing is a metaphor to change and new beginnings...you can definitely see the emotions going into this poem; first the deprivation and gradually blooming to hope. :)) I loved it :)

NLURHS BRONZE said...
on Jan. 31 2012 at 5:00 pm
NLURHS BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." ~Unknown

I like your poem, it's very good when I post some will you comment on mine ???


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