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The moon is a gem in the sky,
Playing hide-and-seek,
The stars scowled,
Comparing feebly to its beauty…
Charming characters bloomed in delight,

Smiling as the sun blesses them,

Opening their hearts at day,

Closing them at night,
As they vex you with their chromatology…
In my mouth,

I fold my paper-thin words up,

like origami,

Grinning when they take flight …
I know it isn’t my fault, but
I’m sorry that you’re sad.
I’m sorry that they hit you
(with words, fists, open palms).
I’m sorry that you feel unworthy.
I’m sorry that you spend some nights lying awake,
staring at the ceiling.

But now I’ve worked on it,

Just for you,

For the better community,

For all of us to link hands,

As smiles slashed across our faces…
Whirling with the wind.
Opening our hearts with delight,

For the sun to shine,

To dazzle us with its optimism,

as we joined like pieces of a lost puzzle,

I did this,

All for you…

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Gingersnaps said...
May 24, 2013 at 11:07 pm
That was epic
hopes_n_dreams said...
Apr. 22, 2013 at 5:31 am
this felt special to me, i could relate to it, as it made my day
Cloud9-Skykid said...
Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm
it took me a second to relise i had to scroll down lol but this was beutiful to me and i just felt like telling ya that
Maryam This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 2, 2013 at 7:11 am
i'm happy that it meant a lot to you 
angelcake said...
Apr. 18, 2013 at 6:16 am
This is an epic poem that engulfs so much depth in a few paragraphs
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