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I did not hear the buildings fall;
I slept straight through the roaring of the water.
Even today, after staying up late
With Diane Sawyer and a trapped cat,
I cannot comprehend the size
Of those fateful plates, or understand
How fires burned in the wake of waves.
But you are playing cello, and your
Jet-black hair is falling into your slanted eyes.
I know you wonder if your parents are alive
And though I cannot comprehend the size
Of that fateful question, I do know
I want to go with you, and hold your hand
As we walk the ruined streets of your homeland.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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WistfulThinkingThis 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. said...
Feb. 16 at 10:50 pm:
Reading this has brought up so many emotions. Your piece has captured a deep truth. This is very pretty.
 
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beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm:
This poem just flows with empathy and sentiment. What happened to Japan was tragic.
 
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horsewriter4evrThis 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. said...
Oct. 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm:
The feeling in this sonnet is great and it really shows how some people were affected.
 
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IamtheshyStargirlThis 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. said...
Sept. 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm:
Oh, quietly, tenderly gorgeous. I can read the tears. 
 
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nikkiee said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 10:05 am:
This is amazing. Loved it :)
 
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