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When The World Turns Cold

April 28, 2009
By Dream-Junkie SILVER, Wahiawa, Hawaii
Dream-Junkie SILVER, Wahiawa, Hawaii
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She’s got plain eyes;
She’s got plain clothes.
And a backpack full
Of scribbled on notes.

She’s just one soul,
Surrounded by a thousand more.
Just one body
Walking through a crowd of others.
She’s just an average girl
In a glamorous world.

She’s an empty seat;
She’s a no-name stranger.
And a whisper of air
That no one could hear.

They all looked past her
Like a shadow in the wind—
A quiet little child
That doesn’t exist.

They never saw her
Until she was gone.
They said her name,
On the intercom.

She had plain eyes;
She had plain clothes.
She was nothing special
As far as money goes.
She had little talent
But she still had a soul.
That’s what happens
When the world turns cold.

The author's comments:
A friend of mine had heard over the intercom that someone she knew had commited suicide. It reminded me of the countless times my own principle had announced over the intercom a fellow students death and decided to write a poem for all those who had died/killed themselves and were only remembered because a principle announced it to the school.

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on Aug. 4 2009 at 3:31 am
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

i love this! "when the world turns cold" that's such an awesome line..it can have a different meaning to everyone, but i love the interperitation in this piece..BRILLIANT! keep writing! also comment on my work, i would love to hear what you have to say :) oh and KEEP WRITING!!!