abracadabra | Teen Ink


April 25, 2014
By veganteen PLATINUM, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
veganteen PLATINUM, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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we are told
to define
who we are
to show that
we stand out-

we are told
to shine.

here is who i am.

i am a mirage.

i am a shape-shifter
a Harry Houdini
a who
will i be

i am red
and blue
and green
and all of the
colors of the

i am a

i spinning
under flashing strobe lights
i am singing

i am crying,
i am breaking,
i am falling.

i am shining.

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on May. 5 2014 at 9:39 pm
kiraliz16 BRONZE, Watertown, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"When I was a freshman in high school... I was fascinated by the idea of spoken word poetry. I felt that my two secret loves, theater and poetry, had come together and had a baby, a baby I needed to get to know." -Sarah Kay, spoken word poet from NYC

I really liked your poem! It made me think of the pressures surrounding growing up and attempting to do everything perfectly.