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June 1, 2016
By j2250 DIAMOND, North Andover, Massachusetts
j2250 DIAMOND, North Andover, Massachusetts
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growing up is
groans of distress
from a rusted chain linked swing
as it bows beneath your bottom
letting out a shrill when you bend your knees
the same sound I made
when falling off for the first time
ten years ago

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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jul. 19 2016 at 10:43 am
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

So poignant and strong. I love the structure of this poem, as well as your writing style overall. :)