On the Fifth Day of Summer, My Friend Ran Away | Teen Ink

On the Fifth Day of Summer, My Friend Ran Away

June 11, 2013
By LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
22 articles 0 photos 135 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

I must have summeritis
For I am forced to remember
That problems have sustenance
And, though we cannot feel them,
They exist-
That they have eyes that stare into our souls-
But it feels like that
That I know I missed on the final,
And the “why?” is the second,
And that, though they be
Over and gone
Or yet to be bygone,
That missing two percent
Will haunt my perfectionistic,
Wholeness-craving mind
Though school is over and done.

The author's comments:
Dedicated to a friend who came back, and continues to. But I miss her when she's gone.

Similar Articles


This article has 1 comment.

on Jun. 26 2013 at 1:04 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Very good :) love it!