Rooftops | Teen Ink


June 26, 2011
By LyricalBeauty GOLD, Fontana, California
LyricalBeauty GOLD, Fontana, California
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Favorite Quote:
" 'I am happy' that's just the saddest lie..."

"I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence. Fear is such a weak emotion, that's why I despise it..."

Atop of this roof, I can see it all.
They tell me to get down;
They say that I’ll fall.
But this is the one place where I know I can’t drown.

My ambitions are too high, they claim.
They’re screaming for me to “aim lower.”
But I refuse to give up on my dreams
They’re remarks won’t make me slower.

I’m climbing. Climbing until I reach the top.
The rooftop: where I’ll look down and smile.
I’ll remember all the times they told me to “STOP”
And I’ll remember all of the ran miles.

But it won’t matter, because I’ll have reached my goal.
I’ll be able to rejoice and feel at whole.

Rooftops. Beautiful rooftops.

The author's comments:
Inspired by the song "Rooftops" by Luke Christopher featuring Asher Roth.

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sunnyveggie said...
on Jul. 21 2011 at 10:56 am
Totally awesome. !!! Don't ever give up on your dreams

Mrs.Green said...
on Jul. 21 2011 at 10:38 am
Mrs.Green, Rialto, California
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Favorite Quote:
"When the power of love conquers the love of power, the world will be at peace."

Most definately can relate. Awesome job !!

on Jul. 21 2011 at 10:10 am
Jonah Awesome, Fontana, California
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A female with a good sense of hip hop? I love it xD (no sexism intended, it's just kind of rare to find anyone that listens to the same music as me, the fact that you're a girl is just awesomer hahah). This poem is really awesome. Follow your dreams and screw what all the haters say. I love it :D

on Jul. 21 2011 at 9:43 am
Abby Dugbartey, Fontana, California
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 I love that song.!!! :D The fact that it inspired this poem just made me love it 100x's more

Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jul. 17 2011 at 9:46 am
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I've never heard the song but for sure I'll check it out! I've felt that way! A LOT OF TIMES. You have talent!!