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Bring a flower wreath for my hair
and a dress that sways in the breeze
then take me to a summer night
to set my heart at ease
Somewhere I can see the stars
where the air is warm not hot
somewhere no one asks me to be
something that I'm not
Maybe there's a little house
made of wood and painted white
when I'm tired I shall find a bed
with soft blankets to hold me tight
a place where I won't need to eat
where dreamless nights shan't wear me down
where if I trip and fall on a rock
no cut or blood or broken crown
So there I'll be in Paradise
put a candle in my hand
so I may walk on pretty feet
to a promised land

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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lokelani said...
Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:52 am
This is a beautiful poem!
 
ChobaniLuvinPenguin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:49 am
Oh my goodness! That was so amazing! The rhyme helped the poem flow perfectly and the descriptions were astounding! Great job!
 
Jupiterbluee said...
Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:56 pm
This. Was. Truely. Amazing.. Well done!! Really hit me in the heart!
 
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