Legos | Teen Ink


May 22, 2013
By bellariptor PLATINUM, Lexington, Massachusetts
bellariptor PLATINUM, Lexington, Massachusetts
25 articles 70 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Poetry is the soundtrack to my life, the lyrics are my thoughts accompanied by the melody of my emotions.

When I was little
my brother and I built our future out of Legos
bricks and dreams piling high,
every color but never could we reach the yellow road.
We ruled the world only to find the world had rules
paint on a smile and don’t talk about your Legos.

When I was learning to read
my country was learning to grieve
as we lost two Lego towers and the dreamers who built them.
My friend’s dad saw those Legos fall
but now he can’t see my Legos at all.

When I started watching other children play with Legos
I learned that other families weren’t like ours.
They didn’t build in a corner with the door closed.
Trying to block out the screams, brick by brick.
They didn’t need their Legos as much as I did,
because only with plastic could I build a life all my own.

When I studied for my first exam
I watched my little sister play with Legos.
But each week she has to start again
Because now she has two sets of Legos.
One for each half of her heart
living far apart.

When I run away
I won’t take my Legos with me
because in the end
all they do is fall apart.

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on May. 31 2013 at 10:54 am
pandagirl312 GOLD, Leawood, Kansas
19 articles 1 photo 91 comments
Wow. This piece is just mind-blowing. I love the extended metaphor....Absolutely fabulous and incredibly connectable (excuse the pun :). Great job!!!

on May. 31 2013 at 6:00 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 197 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

This is one of the best pieces of poetry I have read. This HAS to be published. You're cretivity is mind blowing. I don't know how you thought of what you did. But this piece is absolutely perfect. GREAT job!