A Girl, Three Desks Down

August 30, 2012
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?

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Orlivee said...
Jan. 14, 2015 at 12:11 pm
This is absolutely great. Totally love the end. Great
MarieAntoinette2014 replied...
Jan. 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm
thank you so much!!!!
J-punzle27 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 1:04 am
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!!)
MarieAntoinette2014 replied...
Dec. 15, 2014 at 10:30 am
Lol... I think you sit across from me in art... we talked about teen ink once...
youngspeare said...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm
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! 
MarieAntoinette2012 replied...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm
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.
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