Heroes | Teen Ink


August 14, 2013
By AnnieKate GOLD, Centerville, Utah
AnnieKate GOLD, Centerville, Utah
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Here’s to the friend who always smiles,
The mom who can’t stay mad,
The girl who says she’s fine while tears are falling.
Here’s to all those trying to make everyone’s day while theirs are caving in.

Here’s to the little boys who’ll never grow up,
The waitress absentmindedly singing to herself,
The artist sketching scenes in his mind.
Here’s to the dreamers.

Here’s to the neighbor’s flying a flag for a friend who’s been lost,
The man with scars of a battle long gone but not forgotten,
The family table with one empty chair.
Here’s to the ones who gave up everything.

Here’s to the ones a little left of center,
The one’s who’ll never say die,
The one’s with stories that went unwritten,
These everyday strangers are heroes in my eyes.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 19 2013 at 8:33 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I love the message you portray here. You recognize the people who don't get recognition but should. I commend you for that. 

on Aug. 17 2013 at 5:32 pm
SwanSong SILVER, Millville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

The message of this poem is so clear and powerful. I love all of your examples and simplicity of it. Excellent work!

on Aug. 15 2013 at 3:15 pm
StarlitSunrise DIAMOND, Clemmons, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." ~Camille Pissarro

This is super super good. :) I love how you used specific people (even if they were made up) in your lines as a way to make things especially poignant. Great work!

AnnieKate GOLD said...
on Aug. 15 2013 at 1:31 am
AnnieKate GOLD, Centerville, Utah
18 articles 0 photos 21 comments
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your comment! :)

on Aug. 14 2013 at 3:53 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Wow. That was beautiful! You poured a lot of emotion into this, and I can tell. That's hard to do! Great job, and keep writing!