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August 31, 2008
By Katelyn F., Pine City, NY, Pine City, NY

Wait, mister, don’t go,
Tell me,
Which way is home?

Nighttime has painted the street signs blind
To my eyes;
The highway rumbles
And headlights march along the road in lines.
They’re meant to hypnotize, I think.
Stop asking, I can’t stop mumbling!
They stapled my paper lips shut
So I wouldn’t chew my bit;
Plain speech might rip my face apart.

Mister, don’t go,
Show me the sidewalk that leads to home.

It’s a quarter past five.
I will patiently wait ’til nine,
While the moonflowers fold themselves
Like bleached towels,
And while vampire gangs prowl the hillside
As they stalk their last calls;
Hear them moan, hear their growls,
Because sunlight is coming
To eliminate the gloom
And illuminate the directions you gave me.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Dec. 6 2011 at 11:36 pm
unsimplysara BRONZE, Burbank, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." --Psalm 37:4

I love the beginning, however, I thought the ending kind of lost it's flow

on Jun. 13 2011 at 5:22 pm
NatChick SILVER, Muskegon, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it's faced."-James Baldwin

Good job i sorta got what you were talking about untill the part about the vampires

spency SILVER said...
on Jun. 13 2011 at 11:14 am
spency SILVER, Irvington, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

good job 5/5 visit me

on Feb. 2 2011 at 2:49 pm
Meavescrete SILVER, Potomac, Maryland
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Ithink this poem should be among one of the most famously known poems. Just for its authenticity nad its beauty. Great work.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 10:00 am
Homskllet SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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That was really cool. Thank you for posting it.

on Apr. 20 2010 at 2:32 am
mcpanicfanic SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Good job. Really good poem.

on Jan. 23 2010 at 8:10 pm
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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the last part comfused me aboout the vamps and such, but i loved the opening

Peaceseeker said...
on Jan. 27 2009 at 10:23 pm
I really have no clue what your talking about but hey I liked it so good job!