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this is for the girls crafted from smoke and steel
with eyes made of lava instead of starlight
you are woven from strands of fierce and feral will,
your thoughts vaster than the oceans combined.
they are scared of your light
they fear your minds
you terrible, beautiful creatures.
let them wonder at it all, let them quake
but don’t give them a valid reason
let them only fear your fearlessness.
be kind, be soft,
stay wild but banish hostility
let them inhale your smoke and
pound at your steel walls.
you will not break
and you will not break them.

-they are afraid of what they do not understand and what they cannot control

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ambivalentThis 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...
May 15 at 9:19 pm
absolutely love this! the only thing i would change would be to get rid of the abstract wording like "valid reason" and "be kind, be soft" and instead SHOW it. concrete images almost always create a more emotional impact with the reader.
pineappler03 said...
Jul. 25, 2016 at 11:16 pm
Amazing poem!
--Em-- said...
Jul. 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm
I love that this is inspired by your sister; it shows this isn't just a beautiful combination of powerful words, but also personal and real. Keep writing!
Patricia_yao said...
Jul. 22, 2016 at 10:07 am
I love the message of this poem, and I feel like it applies to many aspects how society treats people.
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