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To Hold You MAG

February 14, 2010
By sammyso3 SILVER, Hastings, Nebraska
sammyso3 SILVER, Hastings, Nebraska
9 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down." Kurt Vonnegut

To hold you
In pieces, slipping
from my hands
As I clamber about,
catching you as you fall.
Is my promise
to spread out a parachute
and wide arms
Gathering you in
flailing limbs
sewing you together again.

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on Mar. 14 2014 at 7:19 pm
Birdsinger SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“I cannot live without books.”
~Thomas Jefferson

I agree with you M_IML, this poem is lovely and the simplicity makes it that much more beautiful. sammyso3, I have very much enjoyed all of your work. (:

on Apr. 14 2012 at 7:37 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

I love this poem. It's a beautiful promise filled with sweet words~

on Sep. 28 2011 at 8:00 pm
bpjrobert SILVER, Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Veni Vidi Vici"-Julius Caesar


on Apr. 27 2011 at 7:34 pm
M_IML DIAMOND, Ganei Tikva, Other
78 articles 0 photos 61 comments
Love the way you're not scared to use unusual rythms and simple vocabulary in your poetry - it works so much better with your style than fussier writing would. All of the poems I've read by you so far are impressive and special - they really stand out from most things I read in Teen Ink.

on Mar. 29 2011 at 10:44 am
luv_4_broadway GOLD, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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you are an amazing poet... beautiful work. I love the "in pieces" and "sewing you back together"

on May. 22 2010 at 1:44 pm
Sketched97 PLATINUM, Silver Spring, Maryland
31 articles 4 photos 167 comments
I love this! amazing job.