Raven | Teen Ink


March 27, 2018
By andi. SILVER, Overland Park, Kansas
andi. SILVER, Overland Park, Kansas
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A raven sits perching on her branch
The melancholy atmosphere weighing down on her iridescent purple wings

She reaches out to be free
to fly away once more
only to be stopped by the sullen overbearing hold
of reality

The perplexing barrier between life and death,
real and fake,
beacons her forward

She struggles to flap her wings,
to fly away into the depths of the night
to see things for how they truly are
disguised by the black cloth,
draping over the hills

She pulls forward
only to be pushed down again
the overbearing hold of reality
pulls her down
she struggles to break away

Harder and harder she pulls
closer and closer to the truth

Such as the raven flies away
she flies too
Captured in her own embrace
she hopes

Flying flying flying

Until she hits glass

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andi. SILVER said...
on May. 20 2018 at 11:17 am
andi. SILVER, Overland Park, Kansas
7 articles 0 photos 5 comments
@Malcolm_Chase Thank you so much! It means a ton :D

on May. 20 2018 at 9:03 am
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Wow, this is a sad and emotional yet meaningful poem @andi. Awesome job!

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