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Icarus

February 23, 2021
By Cathy_Shang GOLD, Shanghai, Other
Cathy_Shang GOLD, Shanghai, Other
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They won’t tell us this
but Icarus laughed as he fell.
He threw his head back and roared into the winds, teeth bared.
There’s bitter triumph in crashing
when you should be soaring.
 
They tell us the story of Icarus.
Of how the wax scorched his skin,
how it ran scorching rivers down his back.
To teach us not to fly high
not to go near the sun.
 
But in doing so they forget that it was the ocean whereIcarus drowned.
 
Remember Icarus for his flight and not his fall. Remember him as the boy who touched the sun. He fell,
yes.
But it’s better
than never leaving the ground.
 


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Cathy is a sophomore studying in Shanghai. She enjoys creating digital art and animations and is very active in parliamentary debate.


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 22 2022 at 2:19 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

The last line really hit hard...
As a whole, this poem is really beautiful and it did open our eyes to see in a different point of view...👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻