Welcome to Neverland

July 29, 2013
By gracebrindle DIAMOND, Westfield, New Jersey
gracebrindle DIAMOND, Westfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode." - Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story


yellow sundresses and
daisies curled under the glowing
crescents of your fingernails.
spring clung to you like the
stars to the moon,
dripping off your eyelashes
and tumbling out of your mouth
in a laugh that echoed
a gargling stream.
with my cheap rubber flip flops
and yellow hair that bled together
like spilt paint,
we etched our names on our hearts
and thrust them towards the sky,
embracing the droplets of rain
that ran down our fingertips
like a long slow dance.
our friendship thrived on
the chords of a guitar,
our sacred belief that we would never grow up,
which we clung to like religion,
the soft press of dying flower petals,
and mud that pooled around our ankles
and gushed out of us like blood.
“Grace, never grow up.”
Pinky promises, forgotten
and flung carelessly to the wind.
“Okay.”
final words,
smattering of glass,
a missing windshield wiper,
and your name smeared on newspaper headlines.
spring clutched at you like a disease.
forbidden smiles, blue eyes.
“Promise me, Grace.”
you wanted to go to Neverland,
never quite understood why Wendy left.
“I promise.”



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on Aug. 8 2013 at 6:40 pm
SoImAWriterNow BRONZE, Schenectady, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie." -Khaled Hosseini

and

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

Lol I know what you mean. I guess that means this poem is really incredible because it left us speechless :)

TamzieW. GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2013 at 12:32 pm
TamzieW. GOLD, Pitakotte, Other
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*just saying that sounds flat.

TamzieW. GOLD said...
on Aug. 8 2013 at 12:30 pm
TamzieW. GOLD, Pitakotte, Other
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Same here!! I love the way you've described stuff, but just saying that sound

on Jul. 31 2013 at 12:17 am
SoImAWriterNow BRONZE, Schenectady, New York
2 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie." -Khaled Hosseini

and

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

I really wanted to comment but I didn't know what to say...yes, was that good


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