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The Boy and His Sun

Roads are the routes
Into the soul
And yours is jagged,
Asphalt crumbling beneath hundreds of feet.
Houses are the residence
Of your thoughts,
And they topple onto one another,
Shingles loose by the chilling wind of December.

He was born here,
Wails echoing throughout decaying buildings
Meant for city dwellers.
But he-
Oh, he was born inside
Artificial creation
But nature is his home;
The oaks his mother,
Rustling for an embrace;
The ground beneath his feet
His father
He always yearned to have;
The creatures his siblings that never fought back;
The boulders his kingdom;
The leaves his crown.
Rebellion was the only way to survive,
And the human inside had died,
Replaced by the animal the forest raised.

But then she came.
A healing ray to his open wounds,
She repaired his roads and streets,
Patching them with concrete
And his houses were renovated with a sweep of her light.

The human king
Rose again;
The sun finally pouring between the branches
Of his heart.



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IlovemeThis 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...
Oct. 2, 2013 at 5:50 am:
I loved this so much. I love how your writing style. The idea of this poem was absolutely mindblowing!
 
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ChasingForeverThis 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...
Sept. 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm:
I really like this!
 
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MckayThis 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. 28, 2013 at 5:44 pm:
This is a very sweet poem. I love the ending and how the character became this grand person because of the love of this life. The emotion goes perfectly with the imagery in this poem. Very beautifully written. 
 
Hanban12This 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. replied...
Aug. 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm :
Thank u so much :) It means alot
 
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Poetry2Love said...
Aug. 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm:
I really like, how you described everything and it was so clear to me that I could picture the whole thing as I read it.
 
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Zach_M said...
Aug. 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm:
i love this idea. You have some brilliant ideas! You are honesty one of the writers that I just enjoy reading. This is wonderful, and it speaks a lot of truth.
 
Hanban12This 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. replied...
Aug. 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm :
Thank you :) It means alot!
 
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