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There She Stands

August 4, 2010
By LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
LindseyLemon SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Curled up with a book, she lie on the bed.
A storm is coming.

Like many times before, she begins to read.
A temporary freedom.

In the back of her mind, she hears the rain.
A light bulb flickers.

Lightning brightens the room, thunder cracks.
The power goes out.

She reaches for the flashlight, she can't see.
She turns it on, searchers for a lighter.
She flicks it, making sure it works.
She searches for candles.



She lights them all, and the whole house is bright.
In this light, she can really see.
The walls are lifeless, empty, and there she stands.

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This article has 2 comments.

a_essie BRONZE said...
on Dec. 6 2010 at 9:36 pm
a_essie BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Fairy Tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. --G.K. Chesteron

I've read a lot of your stuff, and I love it all! This one is so relateble for me, very beautiful language!

. said...
on Aug. 30 2010 at 8:38 pm
Very descriptive! Really cool poem. Five stars.