Waterfall This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

October 6, 2008
My favorite color used to be red
When I was still a small adventurous girl
With a thin neck, thin arms
Green eyes, blonde head
And I knew nothing of pain
Unless I took a spill off my bike and bled

And you ran to me with a worried face
washed my pain away with a cloth, cradling me in your arms
But when you cried and I wanted to fix your pain
With a cloth or a band aid, you held up your hand
And stopped me, it was in your head

But, back then I knew nothing of death
Until I found you and the place you called home
Where you rested your head for 30 long years.
I laid in your unmade bed
and saw the cracks running through your ceiling
And carefully, I spread, my limbs
my back, my fingertips
Into the mold that you had left
But then I sat back up again.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Jace16 said...
Aug. 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm
I love it!!
Blackrosechick said...
Feb. 22, 2012 at 7:34 am
This is beautiful. A lot of people can relate to this from when their childhood brought pain, I know I can relate. Keep writing! You know how to touch peoples hearts <3
David S. said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 12:10 am
Brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful :)
jasonchinodude said...
May 21, 2011 at 8:28 pm
Sad but its wonderful 5 stars!!
IRUEHL said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm
I think this is amaaazing. Keep writting, you have talent! :)
giselle24 said...
Mar. 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm
it was so sad but still wonderful. 5 stars!!
Angel_17 said...
Feb. 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm
Your poem gave me chills. It's so sad but it's amazing. 
DakotaShadow said...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 9:28 pm
This made me want to cry. i loved it so much
KrystalT said...
Nov. 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm
Sad, but gorgeously written. 5 stars!
roseann This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 12, 2010 at 9:46 am
dark but beautiful. two thumbs up!
Lily1 said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 10:36 am
I really like how you came up with it and it is very beautiful. I give 5 stars as well! Great Work!
InfinityRose said...
Oct. 2, 2009 at 7:00 pm
Dark, but wonderfully written. Five stars.
known as em said...
May 27, 2009 at 9:53 pm
i got nothing more to say it left me speechless...
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