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January 19, 2009
By olive1995 BRONZE, Nyack, New York
olive1995 BRONZE, Nyack, New York
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

I am a stem of grass,
Small and trifling.
Do you notice me? Do you see?
I feel the weight of everything
The music of your speech pours into me:
Like the sweet nectar of the rain.
The fear, the anger, the wrath, the pain.
The laughter, the gaiety, the warmth.

I am words, always changing.
If you look me up, what will it say?
What can you look up, for I am both:
Pouring out of the opening to your inner feelings,
Your being.
I control nothing, I just make it happen for you.
What will you make happen for me?

I am a girl, thirteen years old.
I sit in the grass, speaking to whoever will listen.
My crown of daisies pressing into my forehead,
My freckled arm strumming my wooden guitar,
The sun pours onto my hair,
Sitting in the grass,
Speaking the words that make me,

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on Jan. 26 2012 at 5:11 pm
BlurredReflection BRONZE, Beaverton, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
\\\"Giving up doesn\\\'t always mean your weak, sometimes it just means your strong enough to let go.\\\"

This was beautifly written. How you use the simplist of words that scream aloud while read. Amazing.

Neytiri GOLD said...
on Nov. 20 2011 at 3:51 pm
Neytiri GOLD, Hilo, Hawaii
14 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live as if you'll die today. Dream as if you'll live forever.

Absolutely amazing!! Totally love it!! You are an absolute genius girl!!xxx Well done!!! :Dxxx

diego said...
on Oct. 7 2011 at 11:59 am
i feel you.

Priscilla said...
on Oct. 7 2011 at 11:54 am
i know i really liked this poem it touched me and i hope it touched you to who ever you are:)!

on Oct. 7 2011 at 11:51 am
Your crazy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bean said...
on Oct. 7 2011 at 11:49 am
This poem freaks my ish up

Priscilla said...
on Oct. 7 2011 at 11:22 am
I honestly like this poem i love it and can relate two it in many ways:)!

on Aug. 24 2011 at 12:36 pm
marissa87 BRONZE, Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
4 articles 3 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
what is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular

wow! i love this poem! so desevers being in the magazine!!! i love it! it is sooooooooooooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nyla114 GOLD said...
on May. 6 2011 at 10:59 am
Nyla114 GOLD, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
19 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You will make a lousy anybody else, but you are the best you in existence. You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility.”

I absolutely love this poem! It touched the heart and soul. Keep it up.

on Feb. 7 2011 at 3:18 pm
ShelbyMarie93 PLATINUM, Lexington, Nebraska
35 articles 1 photo 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When Death to either shall come -- I pray it be first to me." ~Robert Bridges
"Life is not a jump; it's a headfirst dive."
"Within you I lose myself; without you I find myself wanting to be lost again."

╚══`.¸.Isaac H.

This is so beautiful! I absolutely adore this poem. Good job!

Photo_97 said...
on Dec. 3 2010 at 4:05 pm
Photo_97, Ct., Connecticut
0 articles 7 photos 65 comments
This is really good. i loved reading it! keep writing :)

Britnee SILVER said...
on Dec. 3 2010 at 3:13 pm
Britnee SILVER, Woodbridge, Virginia
5 articles 1 photo 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live like i'm dancing.

Wow this is really amazing! I loved the imagery!

on Aug. 15 2010 at 9:32 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

this seems like the type of poem that needs to be said aloud... great! read some of mine?

on Aug. 15 2010 at 7:36 pm
vannanodrama GOLD, Mattituck, New York
15 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
whatever you do in life will be insignificant. But it's very important that you do it.

wow this is really really good!:)

on Aug. 15 2010 at 3:37 pm
ramnapotter PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
26 articles 1 photo 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...”

it's a beautiful peace , which effortlessly speaks you . thanks for sharing this with us . (:

on Aug. 15 2010 at 9:04 am
ShadowOfaGirl GOLD,, Ohio
19 articles 3 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
I would rather you hate me for all that I am then love me for something I'm not.

this is an mazing poem! i've tried to write this a thousand times but could never find the rigt words. thanks for writing it! i enjoyed reading it!

on Jul. 2 2010 at 9:08 pm
Ms.Understood, Laramie, Wyoming
0 articles 0 photos 82 comments
Love it! keep writing.

on Apr. 11 2010 at 4:47 pm
deardiary BRONZE, Saskatoon, Other
3 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is a truth universally acknowedged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. -Pride and Prejudice

Mmm, i like. Are you actually thirteen because wow!

on Apr. 9 2010 at 4:20 pm
BlueAstronaut PLATINUM, Herndon, Virginia
33 articles 36 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Tiny curtains open and we hear the tiny clap of little hands
A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks"

Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse

Be yourself everyday. Know that people will read this, and think, "She's got it down, this girl. Much more than most in the world." They don't know who they are. Be yourself everyday. Write what you know. Someday, the people will read You. Not what others had to say. Be yourself all you can. You might forget some day...

BMMSKC said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:43 am
It is awesome :)