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Fire Girl MAG

April 21, 2014
By AlexH. GOLD, Ledyard, Connecticut
AlexH. GOLD, Ledyard, Connecticut
13 articles 0 photos 7 comments

You set yourself on fire
And ran throughout the school.
They told us it was an accident,
But none of us were fooled.
But I think you need to know
That your bright orange fire spread,
And some of us caught fire too,
So now some of us are dead.

You set yourself on fire
And sent yourself to sea.
They didn't tell us anything;
You just left silently.
Your boat is burnt to ashes
Still floating on the waves.
All alone when you faced your fate,
The girl that no one saved.

But really, which is better?
In the end, what's right?
To burn alone when no one knows,
Or to burn out hot and bright?
Should we acknowledge your existence,
Or should we make you disappear?
Which one is your dying wish?
Which one your dying fear?

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This article has 4 comments.

Beila BRONZE said...
on Mar. 4 2015 at 12:51 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

This is incredible. The imagery, the emotion, and the question in the end... this poem has taken a grip on my heart. Sadly, we can all relate.

on Apr. 25 2014 at 7:41 pm
Mollybug16 BRONZE, Cleveland, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Impossible is not a word, it's just a reason for someone not to try.

5 stars.  This is one of the best poems I have ever read!  Definitely going on my favourites list.

on Apr. 25 2014 at 1:04 pm
BurrThistle GOLD, Jaipur, Other
10 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVED IT !!!!! I just added to my favourites, need i say more ?

Blynn SILVER said...
on Apr. 24 2014 at 11:30 pm
Blynn SILVER, Waco, Texas
9 articles 0 photos 97 comments
Good poem, I really liked this