To She Who Had A Secret

July 18, 2013
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She wore the flower crown
as it lay perfect on her head.
She dreamt of growing up
as she sat in the flower bed.
She looked up to the sky
and asked to tell a secret
the stars began to dazzle
and she asked, "Can you keep it?"
They began to crumble
and she'd be lying if she said
she liked the way they twinkled
as they fell upon her head.
The beauty of the sky
reflected her chameleon soul
but betrayed the little girl
and it began to take a toll.
As she cried to the constellations
they made her feel so small;
morphing into a dream catcher
they hinted her biggest fault.
She dreamt of being a big girl
when she was still too small
and now she has to watch the stars
as they begin to fall.
As she squinted at the sky
she felt the star dust turn to rain
opening her blue eyes and soul
she started to let go of the pain.
She wore the flower crown
and slowly to herself she said,
"Lexus, you're finally free of secrets"
as she sat in the flower bed.

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SaphiraBrightscales This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm
This is something different from the rest. In a great way though. Lexus, now I understand what I love most about your poetry. It's the way it transports me someplace else when I read it. I am completely captivated. And I feel like I really need to learn from you. This is so utterly graceful and glorious that I could not begin to describe what I liked more and what I liked less. Just keep writing. I love reading your stuff. 
tori-gurl said...
Sept. 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm
I loved this poem! Your rhyming was very appropriate to this poem and didnt feel forced at all. Since it didnt feel forced, the poem flows very nicely and the message of the poem is more easily grasped. Very good job! :)
estucker1998 said...
Aug. 19, 2013 at 10:06 am
That was wonderfully, beautifully, hearbreaking. This is why I LOVE your writing. Even though it's sad, it has a gracefullness and a delicacy to it that make it... I don't know. Beautiful. Wonderful. I loved how the stars started out sort of as her confidants, and then they sort of left. And the fact this is about you makes it all the more breathtaking and sadly beautiful. It is a great story with a great story behind it. I always love those kinds of poems. Great work! Keep writing! 
royalujjwa4This 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. said...
Aug. 14, 2013 at 7:14 am
KInda relatable, deceivingly mysterious, AMAZING work! :)
Superhero_Fan said...
Aug. 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm
Wow. Lexus, I've been looking at all the super long comments you have on this, but I can't find that many words. So I'll just say the main words. It was beautiful. I could see her. I kind of pictured a younger version of your avatar picture with a little bit of my imagination thrown in! Keep writing stuff like this Lexus. :)
OldYoungOne said...
Aug. 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm
Well like evryone else I enjoyed the poem. I love the reference to the stars and the symbolism with the flowers. The flow is nice and the mood is given off is dark yet innocent. Very nice. However I found myself getting lost among the deep descriptions to find an underlying meaning.  
laceandcoffee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 5, 2013 at 1:53 am
This is so beautiful and full of emotion. I love the dark, creepy, grunge feel it has. Sometimes I find that rhyming takes away from a poem but in your case it just makes it that much stronger. This is a lovely piece!
sophistryxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:42 am
This is so lovely! I really like the star references...they're bring a sense of mystery and beauty to your poem. Great work!
Samuel_samilicious said...
Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm
Secrets are tough thigs. nice job like always lexus. proud of you. Anyhow, I just wanted to say good bye for the last time. I'm quitting teenink, quitting a lot of things from my life but may be someday I'll read one of your books or see you some day, keep writing, keep inspiring, keep having fun and enjoy life my very helpful buddy. May you reach the heights you wanted to reach. I deleted a lot of things and a lot of stuff now just quitting somethings and saying good bye to a very ver... (more »)
SoulPoetry said...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm
I'm speechless! This is your best work since I have a fancy for very personal and deep works. I love the innocence of this poem and also how it had both dark and light tones. I had no idea where this poem was going to take me but you picked the best place: space. All your poems with celestial themes are so spot-on. I gotta say I love this poem so much. As always, your rhyme sceme is flawless. Great job!!!
WriteOrWrong said...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm
Hiya! I quite liked this. I feel like it was verging on going off focus for a second and I think that is due to what you said in the description. Also there are several unintentional rhymes I believe. If it is intentional, however, I personally think it should be removed as in my eyes it takes away from the poem. I think the whole flower thing is great because it makes me think of innocence, beauty and purity. I love how you wrote about the star's betraying her. I think you should focus more... (more »)
Laugh-it-Out This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm
THIS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A FRIKIN EDITORS CHOICE!!!! OMG can i just say that this is frikin amazing i mean i have like no words, but i can not contain my emotion and delight at this poem. It's frikin amazing like i said :) your word choice is perfect and every line is like a new story that weaves together with the old ones. It's perfect in every way and its like now in my favorites. I can't even frikin type that's how much i love this. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh genius!!!!!! I love this so much Lexy!... (more »)
SwanSong This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2013 at 9:19 pm
I love the way this flows. Other than one or two places with a longer line, it keeps a nice, consistant rhythm that sounds really nice read out loud. The sybolsm of the sky and stars, though typically overused it poetry, really works for you. It seems like there's a few lines thrown in there simply for the sake of rhyming, but other than that, I like it!
Fallenoutofgrace said...
Jul. 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm
Hi again! :3 well first, i love the title i was thinknig it would go a different path this path and have a mysterious vibe. But after reading the flower beds in the first stanza i was engrossed into it i liked your ryhmes and your rheme with the flower beds and asking the stars if they could keep a secert. I really liked how you incorperated your username lexus it made your entire poem even more better. And i really liked your chemleon soul that was a really good use of imagery. As a result to a... (more »)
Mckay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm
Tell me if my comment posted. Thanks a lot Teenink. >.> 
LexusMarie replied...
Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm
Hey brah! Your comment didn't post :(
Mckay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm
FIRST COMMENT: YESH! I beat everyone. *victory dance* I love it when authors become personal. And allow the reader into their secret world. When the writing isn't just universal but personal. I don't get too personal with my writing, although I've been told I should. I wish I could. But sometimes, I think, I have yet to open up. There's a lot of emotion, I guess, that I'm not ready to display. I mean I have been personal with some of my work. But not 100% like some writers he... (more »)
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