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Open doors, shut

Windows,cracked

Curtains, draped

 

The standards are set

And exceeding is my goal

I peek into the world before me

And i see light that was hidden

The golden rays of pride and glory

That were snatched from my fingertips

 

In the center i see the shorter

Soaking up the light that shone

 

He stumbles and falls

But with each step he takes

The light glows in pride

 

He has been handed victory Sitting on a gold plate

He reaches out and grabs it

Never looking back

 

I feel a familiar sense sting my eyes

As I see the price tag hang from my feet

 

Once again the light has drifted

The darkness now consumes my thoughts

 

Locked in this tower

The doors are shut

The windows are cracked

And the curtains are draped

I have now accepted that to the world

I am the taller

Trapped under the shorter’s shadow.




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radicalchicksterThis 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...
Aug. 13 at 1:59 am
it's pretty good it reminds me of when i was younger and starting out.
 
Air568This 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...
Aug. 13 at 1:41 pm
Thanks alot!
 
Te Pā Writers said...
Aug. 8 at 8:06 pm
This feedback is from a group of writers at Te Pā o Rākaihautū from 11 -13 year old. "My life's story!" WE all feel your pain lol!
 
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