Ruby. | Teen Ink


June 5, 2011
By Branden Navedo SILVER, Oklahoma, Maryland
Branden Navedo SILVER, Oklahoma, Maryland
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Once your end was due,
I took your heart, and, once it bloomed, I took every little seed,
And made a hole for you.
I planted each one carefully
With well regard to hue.
Then, blushing like a ruby,
Shining like one, too,
I waited a millennia,
‘Till, from the ashes, grew another, lovelier you.

The author's comments:
A poem by Emily Dickinson inspired this.

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asofnow GOLD said...
on Mar. 19 2013 at 12:27 am
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing gold can stay ~ Robert Frost

Rebirth! Liked it. Reminded me of fire for some reason. haha.

on Jan. 24 2012 at 3:00 pm
Supernova7 GOLD, Redford, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Let me cry my tears let me live in sorrow as long as you promise to be with me tomorrow
By Me:)

It's a lovely poem great job:)

on Sep. 21 2011 at 7:18 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

excellent imagery of rebirth!

on Jul. 28 2011 at 6:46 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 351 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

I love it! rebirth! I totally get it. Great job on rhyming and meaning! :D