Powerless | Teen Ink


April 21, 2012
By Helena.of.Karatha DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Helena.of.Karatha DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"You're a great wizard, Harry."
"Not as good as you."
"Me?! Books! And cleverness! There are more important things, Harry--friendship, and bravery, and--oh, Harry, just be careful."

a shout
and people come running
a scream
and feet pound across the pavement
toward her
an outpouring of concern

but a tear
and the hugs are fleeting
a sigh
is met with shrugs
and, inevitably, the subject is changed

“we care!” they insist
“we want to help!”
but then they shift uncomfortably
finding themselves incompatible with the practice
of holding someone up for long

“she should have said something!”
“why didn’t she ask for help?”
“if we’d known, we would have . . .”
would have what?

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