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There used to be a pond
full of untold secrets
with the sun shining off
the clear surface.

We took the old rowboat out
back and forth
back and forth
we could do it

I thought the pond would be here
be my friend
relax me
comfort me

the rain

Now the pond
is gone

The land is dry
like a desert
with the sun beating down hard

There are no rainstorms
to soothe
the thirsty plants that have shriveled down.
ugly weeds taking over.

I hope
it’s not like this

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HaileyS This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 11, 2012 at 4:54 pm
That was lovely! I really like the repetition, and you certainly succeeded at telling a story. I completely enjoyed this peice :) Keep it up!
ebrady replied...
Jun. 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm
Thanks for you're feedback :) I'm glad you liked it!
monky99 said...
May 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Nice erin :) very metaphor like... heh heh heh...

i like the spacing... and yeah... cool

ebrady replied...
May 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm
Thanks Alix... I'll never be as deep as you though...
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