Living in the shorter’s shadow

August 1, 2016
By Air568 BRONZE, Vienna, Virginia
Air568 BRONZE, Vienna, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing to fear is fear itself.

I have dreamed dreams no mortal has ever dared to dream.


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 snatches it

And the pungent scent of greed fills the air

 

I feel a familiar sense sting my eyes

As I rub at the marks my price tag has left

 

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.


The author's comments:

I wrote this piece from personal experience with my brother. It is meant to seem as though the "taller" being the older or the one with more achievements, is being neglected even though they deserve praise. And the "shorter" is younger or the one who has done less and is praised for just being there. I really hope that made sense. All feedback is appreciated.


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on Apr. 20 2017 at 9:25 pm
makeupartist16 BRONZE, Johnson City, Tennessee
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I know the feeling. Only recently did I start to get appreciation, but, even still, my father feels the sting of being in the shadow of a younger sibling.

Air568 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 2 2016 at 3:54 am
Air568 BRONZE, Vienna, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
The only thing to fear is fear itself.

I have dreamed dreams no mortal has ever dared to dream.

Ahaha Thanks!

Air568 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 13 2016 at 1:41 pm
Air568 BRONZE, Vienna, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
The only thing to fear is fear itself.

I have dreamed dreams no mortal has ever dared to dream.

Thanks alot!

on Aug. 13 2016 at 1:59 am
radicalchickster DIAMOND, Jericho, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Never, ever, ever give up."

it's pretty good it reminds me of when i was younger and starting out.

on Aug. 8 2016 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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