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Cotton Candy Twilight

May 8, 2018
By TwilightSparkle PLATINUM, Hartland, Wisconsin
TwilightSparkle PLATINUM, Hartland, Wisconsin
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Part of me is cotton candy pink—
sugared fluff in my teacher’s thoughts,
hidden compliments twirling on papers,
smiles and laughter among frivolous friends,
liquid sweetness pouring from glittering eyes.
But at home, the other side comes in—
twilight blue,
like the crisp currents of a midnight sky,
studious, committed, determined,
silent and serious and charged with work.
The voice from my intelligence tells me I need both—
but my heart longs solely for the cotton candy pink,
the part made to satisfy those whom I admire.
So add the extra sugar, please…
  and don’t forget the smile!

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on May. 10 2018 at 3:09 am
VictoryTheGreat BRONZE, Olivehurst, California
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Favorite Quote:
“You had a pile of rocks, and you cleaned them up pretty and made a necklace. Meg got jewels, and she hung herself with them,” - I Was Here

“And to take another life was, in many ways, the greatest expression of what it meant to be alive.” - The Kind Worth Killing

"The soil of a man's heart is stonier, Louis. A man grows what he can, and he tends it. 'Cause what you buy, is what you own. And what you own... always comes home to you" - Pet Sematary

Balance is very important. To me, this poem speaks of trying to find balance, even while enjoying one side a little bit more. I love the cotton candy metaphor in this poem, and I think the description is great.

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