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July 18, 2015
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I look at you
There’s something about your portrait
That makes me feel
Like reverence is due
Perhaps
It is your eyes
In them lies determination, strength
There is gentleness too
We now have so little of you
That magnificent cloak
An age to weave
The large green Pounamu
A sign of respect
Rests with you.

Above
A low table
Covered with flowers
In a frame
Of dark brown wood
With flecks of gold
Oval
Eye-like
As if you
Are looking at me too.

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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Fairy said...
Oct. 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Absolutely wonderful feeling reading your creation Lily. Thank you.
 
SprigThis 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...
Aug. 6 at 12:21 am
Thank you!
 
Fairy said...
Oct. 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Absolutely wonderful feeling reading your creation Lily. Thank you.
 
KittyKat1419 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 23, 2015 at 10:30 am
This is a great poem and I loved it. I have no suggestions other than--keep up the good work!
 
SprigThis 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...
Jul. 24, 2015 at 6:09 am
Thank you!
 
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