Perhaps a Glimmer

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You saved my life by showing me your eyes.
When they were closed and weary, I could see
The way your back had strained beneath her cries,
Hands heavy with a barren destiny,
Deep lines like trenches etched across young skin,
Gray that had crept in while your soul was green,
A thick scar on an arm that was too thin,
A tongue that told me what those eyes had seen.
But when you raised your heavy lids, you smiled
To my surprise, there glimmered there a spark
You were the sun, I, in your light, a child.
A candle burns the brightest in the dark
And though the world sat heavy on your brow,
She leaned against you. All was well for now.





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Alabian said...
Sept. 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm
This is really enchanting! I like it a lot! 5/5 stars:D
 
bluemagnet22 said...
Oct. 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm
vry nice:) i enjoyed it
 
LovelyMiss This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm
i really liked this!!:)
 
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