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When the river speaks
I am inclined to listen,
for it is not often
she has something to
say, but she did that
day, out of pity,
maybe, came her
warning, but I
already knew.

That all memories
are pieces thrown into
a basket, and now and
then we pluck them out
for our tender hearts
to either weep or smile
over, and baby, smiling
is all I can do. We
grow barbed wire
otherwise, and I
don't want to bleed
internally forever,
so just remember the
way the leaves spun
round like a ball
dance, how the sun
blushes because we
call morning beautiful,
let the stars
brighten your night
(and don't forget
to smile.)

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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May 14 at 10:12 pm:
₩ ø ₩ ..it is fantabulous (fantastic+fabulous
 
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Jul. 27 at 3:58 pm :
Thank you! I really appreciate it!
 
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Apr. 19 at 3:26 pm:
This is brilliant as well. I love your imagery and just the way you choose your words. Everything comes together so beautifully.
 
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...
Apr. 21 at 7:29 pm :
Thank you so much!  :) I feel so flattered!  
 
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