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Steal My Sunshine

March 12, 2009
By justolivia BRONZE, Pikeville, Kentucky
justolivia BRONZE, Pikeville, Kentucky
1 article 1 photo 1 comment

Sand pouring through an hourglass,
a whisper in the wind
A river who has run his course,
a true and faithful friend.
A random act of kindness,
the smallest work of prose
A black bird who has learned to fly,
the beauty of a rose.
The harshest night of fear turned 'round
by a warm and gentle touch...
These are the things we notice least
and yet we mourn so much.

The author's comments:
This piece was written after the death of a much-loved teacher and influence in my life. I have experienced loss prior to his, however the added grief provoked this realization. This poem is about appreciating what we have- the "little things", as they say.

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Favorite Quote:
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i love this!! the words flow so well!! :))

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on May. 19 2010 at 5:16 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

This is amazing! the rhyming is impeccable and the meaning is heartbreaking... this is phenomenal work!

CRAY said...
on Apr. 1 2009 at 5:14 pm
Great job! Simplicity in symbolism, how true poetry should be. All of us here at Johns Creek are truly proud of you.

MammaMia said...
on Apr. 1 2009 at 5:07 pm
Love the poem. Very nice.

Rachel said...
on Apr. 1 2009 at 4:43 pm
I am very impressed! What a writer for a young author. Wow! Very thoughtful poem about an event that affected this author's life. Hope to see more of her work!!!!

teach said...
on Mar. 26 2009 at 8:46 pm
I am a teacher and after reading your poem and knowing why you wrote it, I was moved to tears. I can only hope that in some way I can have an impace on those I teach the way this teacher obviously had such an enormous impact on you. Wonderfully written.

fan said...
on Mar. 26 2009 at 12:29 pm
This poem struck a chord in me -- it really moved me.

poet said...
on Mar. 24 2009 at 6:00 pm
What an inspiration this teacher must have been in your life. Wonderful tribute.

Collins11 said...
on Mar. 24 2009 at 5:37 pm

I am so proud of you! Your poem made me think of my dad and Mrs. Rudder. I, too, have experienced loss and your poem causes me to feel a sense of bittersweetness.

Well Done!

Mrs. Collins

Denise C. said...
on Mar. 24 2009 at 5:18 pm
I loved the poem and the picture. You are mature beyond your years to realize how important the "little" things truly are. Keep writing and snapping your camera!!!!

leader said...
on Mar. 24 2009 at 4:20 pm
Beautifully written.

pcoleman40 said...
on Mar. 24 2009 at 3:49 pm
Such a beautiful, thought inspiring very true. =]]]