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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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calephchad said...
Nov. 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm:
This poem is beyond beautiful. I can't even describe the way I feel. You're very talented. If you would like, come check out some of my work. I think you'll find them fairly interesting. Great poem! This is definitely a 5 out of 5.
 
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bamboom212 said...
Nov. 2, 2009 at 3:07 pm:
I like it. It's different and creative. :)
 
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kingfish11 said...
Sept. 19, 2009 at 9:48 am:
I love the commet
 
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ckalani said...
Feb. 27, 2009 at 1:58 am:
I agree! Very good!
 
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lalalivesinlalaland This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 25, 2009 at 1:39 am:
I like the descriptions! keep it up!
 
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