After | Teen Ink


July 15, 2018
By AlexandraOrbuch BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
AlexandraOrbuch BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
–Winston Churchill

I wondered how he stood so still, eyes bare,

staring off into nothing,

forehead streaked with the dirt of war.

I wondered how he could be so still after everything.

How he could stand one second longer in his bloodied boots.

I wondered why he fiddled with the dirtied band wrapped around

his blackened finger,

creasing his thick brow in something that resembled


He could run now, but still he stood,

fiddling with a golden remnant of something now achievable,

but so far gone.

The author's comments:

Alexandra is a high school sophomore and the editor of her high school's literary magazine; she possesses a passion for writing, as writing gives her the forum explore her emotions and delve into topics closest to her heart.

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