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beauty is in the unrecognized,
illusions built up in heads only to be
swept away under the carpet when
the concept of reality is remembered,
crushed like an empty can, carelessly
tossed aside:
the dreams that fill its place –
practical, yet self-loathing and contradictory
by its very definition, reminiscent of
the beauty found in a dandelion
carefully discarded after a child has blown
her wishes across the yellowing grass.
it is the abandoned bottle cap
littering the otherwise meticulous pavement
that we see ourselves most in,
and just as before our eyes it is transformed
into a castaway treasure,
it is the opposite that i find most beautiful:
the gleam of life in the eyes of one inversely symmetrical
who realizes it is the overlap of common plaid
that makes it the most beautiful.

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

This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category. This piece won the March 2014 Teen Ink Poetry Contest.




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BehindTheseScars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 18 at 10:55 pm
This is absolutely amazing. I hope you keep writing. I love this poem!
 
Kaavya M. This 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...
Feb. 18 at 12:22 pm
This is a beautiful poem. Well done, and I love how you've brought out the beauty from the really simple things in life.
 
adinar This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 18 at 3:04 pm
Thanks so much!
 
shadow_girl13 said...
Feb. 18 at 9:53 am
Cool title!
 
shadow_girl13 said...
Feb. 18 at 9:53 am
I love this poem. It has imagery and the mood is clear. Great job, and keep up the good work!
 
adinar This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 18 at 3:03 pm
Thank you!
 
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