Wintergirl

By , Riverside, RI
i feel winter’s cold sting
in the middle of summer
hushed like a ballad to sing.

the days so slow
as life’s funny ways move
coming to rest but not grow.

always slipping me by
but some things never change,
and i promise you i can’t explain why.

in this earth of mass
full of people leaving me
and the time will pass

but i stay the same.
and i swear i don’t mind
in nature and my body’s cruel game.

in this world, in my share
of space divided with all else,
i take more than what is fair.





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leolewis said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm
"and I promise you I cant explain why" fits the poem. I was thinking this is really a puzzle while reading it then I come upon that line.
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 10:25 am
thank you very much!
 
HaleyS. said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm
Is this about anorexia? I like it, good tone!
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 10:26 am
It is. The title is from the book Wintergirls, which is about anorexia. The poem itself is my own feelings from my own experiences. Thank you for the feedback!
 
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