Hiroshima | Teen Ink


October 6, 2007
By raeTo SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
raeTo SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
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> I see my family close to me,
> But they are far away
> The fire is exploding
> so I bend my head to pray
> the tears that are rolling down my cheeks
> are not ones of fear
> I say this but I can’t be brave
> I know death is coming near
> So tell me please, I want to know
> What in the world did I do?
> I deserve to be here, cause
> I’m just a kid like you
> I don’t know where to go, God
> I’m trying to be strong
> “Just make it to the river”
> but the journey seems so long
> I lost my sister
> When I ran
> Please tell me where to turn
> I see the blackened bodies
> That are bleeding from the burns
> Please make my sister survive, God,
> She deserves a chance to live
> She’s got a special talent
> And she’s got a gift to give
> Daddy’s fighting in the war
> Please tell him to come home
> The walls are coming down on me
> God, I feel so alone
> Sticky rain falls slowly down
> I’m already wet from all the blood
> I run towards the water but
> It’s hard to get through all the mud
> I’m a good kid, God
> That’s not a foolish lie
> I may not be the best, but please
> Give me another try
> I’m stumbling towards the river
> When a rainbow parts the sky
> I’m running out of strength, God
> I prepare myself to die
> I feel myself leaving, God
> The sun shines down on me
> I see the rainbow glistening
> That’s the last thing I ever see

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on Dec. 18 2011 at 12:30 pm
iAmTheStardust PLATINUM, Moon Twp., Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of manure."

this made me want to cry. this just glows with emotion and talent. great great job, five stars. keep writing! i've read all your poems posted on here, i'd love to see more :)

Schubster said...
on Aug. 10 2009 at 9:15 pm
so sad but i luved it. You are really good with rhyming and character. keep writing!!!