Paintbrush

October 27, 2012
By Claire_A GOLD, Pleasanton, California
Claire_A GOLD, Pleasanton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Always a poet, even in prose."
~Charles Baudelaire


I painted the sky
With a river of stars.
One
Two
Three...
On and on
My river rushes.

I painted the sun
With a dollop of gold.
Swirling
Swirling
Swirling...
On and on
My sunlight sparkles.

I painted the world
With a carefree hand.
Sweep
Brush
Stroke...
On and on
My world billows.

I painted my face
With a mask of simplicity
Hiding
Hiding
Hiding...
On and on
As my mask wears down.

I walk and walk
Far and away
As I search for my home.
My tracks make a grid of the ground
Crossed.
I walk over them again and again
Lines
Stiff and straight
Like my rough raw hands
And my heart stripped of hope.

But I can find it
I can find my role in this place
That I painted with blinded eyes
And a broken hand.


The author's comments:
Hi :)
This is my first submission to Teen Ink; I hope you like it! I recently finished a book called Crossed, and it has very beautiful poetry in it. I wanted to try that style. Enjoy!

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Claire_A GOLD said...
on Nov. 12 2012 at 7:55 pm
Claire_A GOLD, Pleasanton, California
11 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always a poet, even in prose."
~Charles Baudelaire

You are so nice and flattering all the time! <333

on Nov. 11 2012 at 3:48 pm
Kathryn_H BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

LOVE IT CLAIRE!!!!!! You always right awesome stuff and this is no different!!!!! I really like the style you used, and i see how you got your inspiration from Crossed but made it your own. <3 Kathryn


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