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Wake Up

December 27, 2021
By NicoleRV SILVER, Lawerance, Massachusetts
NicoleRV SILVER, Lawerance, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Failure is a bruise not a tattoo"
-Jon Sinclair


Not everything is lost.

Staring into the empty gray sky

a heavy feeling weighing on my chest.


I try to take a deep breath 

and let go.

But it seems as if the weight has clung onto me.


    Wake up.


I stare at the screen. 

Stare at the grade.


Content?

Unsatisfied?

Glad?

Frustrated?


  Wake up.


I look at the doll in the mirror.

With her morphed face,

red cheeks,

and frizzy hair.


I try to raise the corners of her mouth

but they are set into stone.


I wish I could say I was asleep.

      Or  “It was just a dream”.


I wish I’ll wake up one day and realize 

     Not everything is lost.


The author's comments:

This poem quotes the last line of Gate A-4 by Naomi Shihab Nye, "Not everything is lost."


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