Distribution | Teen Ink


December 8, 2009
By ird13 GOLD, Beachwood, Ohio
ird13 GOLD, Beachwood, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
1. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
2. You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.
3. You see, madness, as you know, is like gravity, all it takes is a little push.

A life has such an effect on one
I contemplate on how it can
With whiskers like little laces undone
A pitter-patter to places unrun
Have such an enormous impact on man
For a soul so slight as to fit in my hand

A watchful eye beneath the brush
Clenched between the left and right
How easy it would be to crush
A secret kept below a hush
Significant or trite
Deep within each he holds his fright

But to choose one and leave one behind
Sacrifice would be the game
Where size is impression, however confined
Of which, are we, so intertwined?
The lesser of two takes the name
The forgotten one is, left, in shame

To stack upon it such great consequence
Then surely man is left in shards
But to give the power to the annoyance
Man is sanctioned with obedience
For to give the ability to hold his own cards
Man trounces his opposer’s guard

The author's comments:
One of my pet rats, Mimzy, died and that is where the inspiration came from. I somewhat modeled it after Robert Frost's form in "The Road Not Taken," although my structure is ABAABB. This is for you, Mimzy.

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