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Rainbows & Apologies

mistakes are made, and
there's nothing to say
but apologies that go unheard,
as shame burns unchecked.

new sparks set my soul alight
with the hope that with each passing day
I can be less ignorant.

there's nothing to do
but hold my tongue
('til I figure out
what it's actually saying.)

there's nothing to do but embrace the world,
sink my teeth into delicious diversities.
throw myself into the colors of the rainbows
and come out of it all as speckled and tie-dyed
as I can be.
as I should be.
as I will be.

mistakes are made,
and there is one thing to say:
I am sorry.
I was unfair,
and unaware of all the colors in the rainbows.



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Superhero_FanThis 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...
Aug. 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm
Great job with the metaphor! I loved it Loopy! Keep writing. ^_^
 
StarlitSunriseThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 25, 2013 at 11:21 pm
I really love this poem. :) I think you captured what it's like to be a teenager very well, with all sorts of ideas and choices open to you but no particularly strong openions yet. Great writing!
 
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