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When they were two,
and their wimpy young feet,
recognized the feel of the sand,
they were told that they were old enough to learn,
thus they were.

They'd be a hero one day.

When they said they wanted to go out,
they were told outside was evil,
so stay inside,
you're safe and warm.
"safe and warm"

And when they said they wanted to ---
almost anything, they wanted to,
they were told heroes don't want,
they do,
and they wanted to do.

When they opened their mouths,
they were told to close it,
for heroes breathe hero.
Don't let the non-heroes enter.

Windows, closed.
Doors, locked.
Wrapped around.
It was safe and warm,
soft white,
but tight.

And so they broke the walls,
and they wished,
and they became a butterfly,
and flew to you.



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CelebrateDifferencesThis 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...
Aug. 26 at 10:26 pm:
Woah, this is so good.
 
Ray--yoThis 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...
today at 7:55 am :
Thank you very much.
 
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Cassie_MonroeThis 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...
May 11 at 12:48 am:
Very meaningful and touching words : )
 
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CharcoalThis 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...
May 6 at 8:37 pm:
I really liked the meaning in your words. Great poem.
 
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Sail_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. said...
Apr. 25 at 12:12 pm:
It's beautiful.
 
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