River | Teen Ink


March 31, 2014
By NaomiHallS PLATINUM, Ventura, California
NaomiHallS PLATINUM, Ventura, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth." -Shostakovich

you cry because you are strong
they tell me I am strong
can overcome anything
can fight the world with my pinky toe
they are wrong

I cry because I am weak
a river breaks the dam
and floods the earth,
the Milky Way, the whole universe
I cannot see the stars

she cries because she knows
what happened to me when
I was five; I could not speak
for weeks
mute? deaf? dumb?
none of the above

he cries because he sees
her cry; I watch and wait
does he know, too, does
he love me?
eyes on the mauve carpet
nothing to look at but
the river

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