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Evergreens

January 25, 2022
By summerchild GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
summerchild GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


The trees

Filtered the light

Through my

Window

Illuminating

The tears

On my cheeks

Thorns grew

Ivy grew

Around my heart

Leaving me for

Her

Why was

She

The one that made

You find the

Love I had?

I told myself

I was solid as a

Tree

Like the ones

Outside my window

And yet

I’m as fluid as

Water

I’m as shattered as

Glass

And I’m as heartbroken as

Evergreens

They always grow

Alone

Never growing

Together like

Other trees

Alone and different

So I am an

Evergreen

Trying to survive on

My own

Showered in snow

Or tears

I can’t tell which


The author's comments:

This is my first poem and the work that got me into poetry. I hope you like it!


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on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:34 am
summerchild GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
11 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I just submitted a second poem so hopefully it will be accepted soon! Thank you guys for the support! It makes me feel less self conscious about my work and more open to sharing it.

on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:23 am
BooksRmyworld, Chandler, Arizona
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This is great, you used great adjectives and emotions that made you really feel like you were there!

on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:22 am
eggyolks BRONZE, Chandler, Arizona
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I like how you compared everything, The evergreen metaphor is very creative! Looking forward to more work coming from you!

on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:20 am
GothReginaGeorge, Chandler, Arizona
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I absolutely love the deep rooted message in your poetry... Keep it up.

333Sohan said...
on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:19 am
333Sohan, Chandler, Arizona
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This is really good, you did a great job on it!!!

on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:19 am
summerchild GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
11 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Thank you! If you guys like it, I'll post more, now that I know I can get my work published!

Mp6 said...
on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:19 am
Mp6, Chandler, Arizona
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Great job! You use sensory detail very well and I can see the poem in my head.

KarimeR said...
on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:18 am
KarimeR, Chandler, Arizona
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I enjoy the deeper meaning to this poem. The way you describe the feeling really draws me in. I would also love to hear some of your other poems!

AlecZ said...
on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:18 am
AlecZ, Chandler, Arizona
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This is an amazing poem! There is a lot of emotion and meaning in it! It's a very beautiful poem, keep up the great work!

DanteT6 said...
on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:17 am
DanteT6, Arizona, Arizona
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The comparison from evergreens to the person was very detailed and made sense as it was more explained, the emotions in the story are also very well explained and put together very well.

s378948 said...
on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:17 am
s378948, Chandler, Arizona
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I really enjoyed reading this poem because how detailed it is. It is very understandable and relatable as well.

on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:16 am
summerchild GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
11 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

@ThatGirlSkyyy Thank you so much!

on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:14 am
ThatGirlSkyyy, Chandler, Arizona
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This is amazing. You can really tell that you took your time with it. Keep it up!

on Feb. 8 2022 at 11:08 am
summerchild GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
11 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This is mine, so I am very proud of this and have written at least thirteen more poems from this starting one. I hope you like it!