A Girl, Three Desks Down

August 30, 2012
By MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.


A girl,
three desks down,
she's crying.
What do you do?

You ask "You ok?"
Even as the tears keep falling,
she murmurs "I'm fine."
Do you say "Ok, see ya."
Or do you say "No you're not. What's wrong?

A girl,
three desks down,
has a black eye.
What do you do?

Say "What happened?"
She murmurs an excuse about stairs.
Do you believe her,
or do you ask "You sure about that?"
and try to get the truth.

A girl,
three desks down,
has cuts on her arm.
What do you do?

Ask "What did you do?"
She murmurs "My cat clawed me."
Do you think "Oh, phew."
or do you think "I'm getting her help."

A girl,
three desks down,
is dead.
What did you do all those days?
what do you do now?
About the other girl,
four desks down?


The author's comments:
I've often wondered if this concept would really help people, and I think it's time to find out.

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on Jan. 30 2015 at 12:20 pm
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

thank you so much!!!!

Orlivee BRONZE said...
on Jan. 14 2015 at 12:11 pm
Orlivee BRONZE, Lagos, Other
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Never make someone a priority if they will make you an option.

This is absolutely great. Totally love the end. Great

on Dec. 15 2014 at 10:30 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

Lol... I think you sit across from me in art... we talked about teen ink once...

on Jul. 29 2013 at 1:04 am
J-punzle27 PLATINUM, Scottsburg, Indiana
38 articles 1 photo 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love a girl who writes,
and live her many lives;
you have yet to find her,
beneath her words of guise."

I absolutely love the story this tells. This is beautifully written and absolutely flawless. 5 stars from me and added to favorites! (btw, I just noticed we're from the same town!!)

on Sep. 1 2012 at 5:40 pm
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

You have no idea how much that means to me!!!!! Thank you so much! I'm going to write more like that and hope you can comment some more.

on Sep. 1 2012 at 12:33 pm
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

This poem I totally LOVE! All 5 stars. 
It has this certain story-like edge that I just find very hard to write about..I think this is your style. You should write more poems like this. You deserve all 5 stars. 
xD It was amazing! 


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