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I am a stem of grass,
Small and trifling.
Do you notice me? Do you see?
I feel the weight of everything
The music of your speech pours into me:
Like the sweet nectar of the rain.
The fear, the anger, the wrath, the pain.
The laughter, the gaiety, the warmth.

I am words, always changing.
If you look me up, what will it say?
What can you look up, for I am both:
Everything.
Nothing.
Pouring out of the opening to your inner feelings,
Your being.
I control nothing, I just make it happen for you.
What will you make happen for me?

I am a girl, thirteen years old.
I sit in the grass, speaking to whoever will listen.
My crown of daisies pressing into my forehead,
My freckled arm strumming my wooden guitar,
The sun pours onto my hair,
Sitting in the grass,
Speaking the words that make me,
Me.

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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BlurredReflection said...
Jan. 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm:
This was beautifly written. How you use the simplist of words that scream aloud while read. Amazing.
 
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Neytiri said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm:
Absolutely amazing!! Totally love it!! You are an absolute genius girl!!xxx Well done!!! :Dxxx
 
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Priscilla said...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:54 am:
i know i really liked this poem it touched me and i hope it touched you to who ever you are:)!
 
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Bean said...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:49 am:
This poem freaks my ish up
 
diego replied...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:59 am :
i feel you.
 
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Priscilla said...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:22 am:
I honestly like this poem i love it and can relate two it in many ways:)!
 
Your mexican replied...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:51 am :
Your crazy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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marissa87 said...
Aug. 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm:
wow! i love this poem! so desevers being in the magazine!!! i love it! it is sooooooooooooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Nyla114 said...
May 6, 2011 at 10:59 am:
I absolutely love this poem! It touched the heart and soul. Keep it up.
 
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ShelbyMarie93 said...
Feb. 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm:
This is so beautiful! I absolutely adore this poem. Good job!
 
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CRAZYcubanSOLE said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm:
This is really good. i loved reading it! keep writing :)
 
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HastaLaPasta said...
Dec. 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm:
Wow this is really amazing! I loved the imagery!
 
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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm:
this seems like the type of poem that needs to be said aloud... great! read some of mine?
 
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loverrrgiirlxx said...
Aug. 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm:
wow this is really really good!:)
 
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ramberryshakes said...
Aug. 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm:
it's a beautiful peace , which effortlessly speaks you . thanks for sharing this with us . (:
 
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ForeverForgotten said...
Aug. 15, 2010 at 9:04 am:
this is an mazing poem! i've tried to write this a thousand times but could never find the rigt words. thanks for writing it! i enjoyed reading it!
 
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NoLabelsPlease said...
Jul. 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm:
Love it! keep writing.
 
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deardiary said...
Apr. 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm:
Mmm, i like. Are you actually thirteen because wow!
 
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BlueAstronaut This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm:
Be yourself everyday. Know that people will read this, and think, "She's got it down, this girl. Much more than most in the world." They don't know who they are. Be yourself everyday. Write what you know. Someday, the people will read You. Not what others had to say. Be yourself all you can. You might forget some day...
 
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BMMSKC said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:43 am:
It is awesome :)
 
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