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You tell me when.

You tell me when no one needs you,
when it’s time to take leave,
when it’s that time to uproot,
when it’s time to fly from the nest,
when it’s time to escape the best and
when it’s time to begin the struggle.

You say when it’s time to run from safety and
when it’s time to descend into the fire pit,
when it’s that time to walk upright on two feet and
when it’s time to run from the fire pit to safety,
when it’s time to take shelter from the struggle.

When do the birds leave their nest and
when do the trees uproot?

When does someone stop needing you?



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sumer44This 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...
Jul. 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm:
This is a great poem! It flows so nice. Keep up the good work! :)
 
ishmael_bishop This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 28, 2012 at 9:42 pm :
Thank you very much for your comment. This poem meant a lot to me to write, I'm glad that you enjoyed it. 
 
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