Safe and Sound?

January 11, 2013
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 flag blows at half mast,
Along with a haunting melody.

Just close your eyes.
I close my eyes,
Only to see the images that haunt my dreams,
In a country where children are no longer safe.

The sun is going down,
Taking us with it,
Into the darkness,
Plunging us to a standstill,
When we need it more than ever.

You’ll be alright,
so they say,
But will we really,
When everything carries on around us,
with a mocking silence.

No one can hurt you now,
Words to comfort us,
That are lies.
So many can hurt us,
Now more than ever.


Come the morning light,
You and I’ll be safe and sound,
Please, light,
Come soon.
We can’t hold on much longer.

A flag blows at half mast,
Along with a haunting melody.



“Just close your eyes,
The sun is going down,
You’ll be alright.
No one can hurt you now.
Come the morning light,
You and I’ll be safe and sound.”
~ “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars


The author's comments:
You can see my inspiration. It's obvious. I was listening to this and saw my school's flag lowered half mast, and it hit me like a ton of bricks.

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on Mar. 14 2013 at 9:02 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.

OMG!!!! You just made it all worth it.

Atropos GOLD said...
on Mar. 13 2013 at 8:32 pm
Atropos GOLD, Kingsville, Other
18 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde

100% serious :)

on Mar. 13 2013 at 10:51 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.

Whoa!!! Favorite poet? You serious???????

Atropos GOLD said...
on Mar. 8 2013 at 6:37 pm
Atropos GOLD, Kingsville, Other
18 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde

Another great poem from my favourite poet! 'Twas really affecting.

on Mar. 5 2013 at 2:52 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.

Thanks, I was having a really bad depression stage.

on Feb. 16 2013 at 12:39 am
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Great job! And I totally agree; children are not safe. Who knows where killers lurk? They could be anywhere. 


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