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Boo Radley

August 1, 2021
By LKQgirl GOLD, Somonauk, Illinois
LKQgirl GOLD, Somonauk, Illinois
17 articles 17 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
MUH HAH HAH HAH!


The hollow tree,

The soap doll,

The lucky pennies—

He watches from his windows

Trapped by his coughing curtains

His dusty smile

And the glint of scissors.

He watches sadly from his windows

He has always been watching

He will always be watching

His smile as glassy as the windows—

Till one night he is with me

Solid and sure as a tree

Sweet sap flowing inside his crooked smile

Protector.

He was once like a playing tree for us

The kind we’d carve our initials in

And swing recklessly from its branches.

Now he is like a honeyed September tree

Fading in warm sunset rain

So sad,

His hands like bark

Leaving me alone on the porch,

Moths and streetlights.

He is the ghost that saves

He is the missing color

Flashing from the window

Lighting up the tree,

The tree called

Compassion

Understanding

Love.


The author's comments:

"You never know a man until you step into his shoes and walk around in them." This poem proves this point and also the fact that I listened in English class.


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on Sep. 3 2021 at 11:08 pm
Bumble_Bee PLATINUM, New Athens, Illinois
21 articles 1 photo 106 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You will be found" -Dear Evan Hansen

Another TKAM fan! This poem is really really good!!

on Aug. 7 2021 at 8:58 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

uhhhhhh i think i read a little of it in fifth grade

LKQgirl GOLD said...
on Aug. 6 2021 at 9:43 pm
LKQgirl GOLD, Somonauk, Illinois
17 articles 17 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
MUH HAH HAH HAH!

Have you ever heard of To Kill a Mockingbird? I thought most people have.

on Aug. 6 2021 at 9:07 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

is this abt your boyfriend? (assuming you have a boyfriend. i don't, never dated, not until I'm 16. also boys are so annoying)