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Louis Armstrong was right
when the words floated
off his lips
"What a wonderful world"
but they fell on the
hearts of cynics.

It is a marvelous planet
we've got, only mankind
holds the guilt of tainting
it with sins, and breaking
it with the weight of our
iniquity.

But between the crushed
up bits there remain
windchimes that crafted
such sweet music despite
the force of the wind
and the ocean foam that
brushed my legs
between the broken bits
of the earth there is
still everything that ever
made it wonderful.

Just remember: The birds
will sing with or without
you.



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ZulAzureThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
yesterday at 1:12 am:
"The birds will sing with or without you." Greatly penned! 5/5
 
SkysetThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
today at 8:34 am :
Thank you so much!
 
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violin681 said...
May 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm:
Amazing!! I really love the line "but between the crushed up bits there remain windchimes that crafted such sweet music." Its beautiful!
 
SkysetThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 22, 2013 at 11:56 am :
Thank you!
 
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