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Evergreens

January 25, 2022
By maemae24 GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
maemae24 GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


The trees

Filtered the light

Through my

Window

Illuminating

The tears

On my cheeks

Thorns grew

Ivy grew

Around my heart

Leaving me for

Her

Why was

She

The one that made

You find the

Love I had?

I told myself

I was solid as a

Tree

Like the ones

Outside my window

And yet

I’m as fluid as

Water

I’m as shattered as

Glass

And I’m as heartbroken as

Evergreens

They always grow

Alone

Never growing

Together like

Other trees

Alone and different

So I am an

Evergreen

Trying to survive on

My own

Showered in snow

Or tears

I can’t tell which


The author's comments:

This is my first poem and the work that got me into poetry. I hope you like it!


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Samhradh GOLD said...
on Apr. 30 at 10:18 pm
Samhradh GOLD, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
18 articles 2 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dá fhada an lá tagann an tráthnóna.

(No matter how long the day, evening comes)

Oh wow... @maemae24 you have a knack with words. I love the imagery and the structure of your poem, it is so simple and beautiful... superb job!

maemae24 GOLD said...
on Feb. 22 at 7:44 pm
maemae24 GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
10 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Thank you guys for the support!!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 9 at 5:11 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

@maemae, this poem is superb!!!Good work getting it in editor's choice...👏🏻

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Feb. 8 at 10:06 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
160 articles 45 photos 1023 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Congrats for getting so many reads in so little time! You're one of the lucky ones on ti.

TrynityCM said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:31 pm
TrynityCM, Chandler, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment
I really enjoy the emotion you put into writing your poem, using evergreen as your word choice was a very wise and different choice!

on Feb. 8 at 5:10 pm
s418106eddief, Chandler, Arizona
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Good job writing this poem. Like the way your words described you, along with the evergreen tree.

s359704 said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:08 pm
s359704, Chandler, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment
I really enjoyed the great description of emotion in the poem. Incredible job!!

s355154 said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:05 pm
s355154, Tempe, Arizona
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I enjoyed this poem, it brings emotion and sadness. Good work!

s408578 said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:05 pm
s408578, Chandler, Arizona
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Wow It was so Amazing, I love the detail, good gob

on Feb. 8 at 5:04 pm
isabellahatesithere, Chandler, Arizona
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i really like how much detail and emotion you put into this. very good work :]

ReynaR said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:04 pm
ReynaR, Phoenix, Arizona
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You did such a great job with all of the emotions, I love it so much. I also really like the detail that you put in this beautiful poem. Keep up the good work!!

s357762 said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:04 pm
s357762, Chandler, Arizona
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I really like how you added some words that rhymed, it made the poem have a nice flow.

s416605 said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:03 pm
s416605, Chandler, Arizona, Arizona
0 articles 0 photos 5 comments
This is a very emotion piece that I can tell has a lot of effort into it! It is very detailed and just I can tell the message you are trying to portray in just a couple of lines.

s355507 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:01 pm
s355507 BRONZE, Chandler, Arizona
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This is so AMAZING! I love the flow of the poem, great work!

MongkulSean said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:01 pm
MongkulSean, Chandler, Arizona
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Nice poem! I really like how you have a lot of details.

LoreleiH said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:01 pm
LoreleiH, Chandler, Arizona
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I really love how seamless the poem is, it flows wonderfully. Great work!

s353027 said...
on Feb. 8 at 5:01 pm
s353027, Chandler, Arizona
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This poem is amazing! Good job! This can definitely represent other people and the metaphor of evergreens is incredible. :)

on Feb. 8 at 11:44 am
Amaya_ohara12, America, Arizona
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This is great you did a good job, it is very detailed and you can tell that the writer is wonderful at writing!!⭐

Avashort555 said...
on Feb. 8 at 11:35 am
Avashort555, Chandler, Arizona
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I really like how much emotion you put into this. Good job!!!

s346635 said...
on Feb. 8 at 11:34 am
s346635, Chandler, Arizona
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I can tell that you put a lot of emotion and feeling into this so props for sharing that :)