Paralyzed | Teen Ink


June 17, 2010
By Merrigold BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
Merrigold BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moment ago, because a mind was made to figure things out, not to read the same page recurrently." — Donald Miller

Eyes wide in
high tide,
and heavy eyelids soon SINK the sun.
Paralyzing waves SCREAM as they rush towards my
awaiting feet.
As I lean into the salty air,
(stinging my long dried lips,)
the wave withdraws with a whispering
S I G H, and I long
to belong to this scene.

The water, unable to hold on forever,
sings one last plea, DISSOLVING
the sand beneath me.
My one wanting wish,
to fade out with the sun,
tempts me.
Yet I’m grateful you R E A C H OUT
your hand to pull me back
So I can’t close my eyes,
And forget

The author's comments:
I wrote this while thinking of the people in my life who have drawn me back to a place with love and true friendship in times when I needed it most.

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