Roots | Teen Ink


February 27, 2012
By mdoering PLATINUM, Phoenix, Arizona
mdoering PLATINUM, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“Sure, I can talk like you, but I choose not to, It's like an art, you know? Picasso had to prove to the world he could paint the right way, before he goes putting both eyes on the side of a face... See if you paint wrong because that's the best you can do, you just a chump. But you do it because you want to? Then you're an artist...You can take that to the grave and dig it up when you need it.”
― Neal Shusterman, Unwind

What can we do when the velvety rope that divides us is cut?
It holds in our suffering,
Our hatred and shame,
In its thin and flexible mandible.
It compartmentalizes our brains
Looping our emotions into neat little boxes.

Pain and desire are now bleeding together
Thick with putrid undertones of malice
And heightened to a point of insanity,
The barriers vanished into your very own lament
Like dying willows in a pasture of solidarity.

And we stand alone;
Far happier than our brains are.
We grow roots of solidity
That capture our souls
When all else fails to keep us grounded.

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