Soles | Teen Ink


May 26, 2013
By GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
3 articles 0 photos 182 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The unprepared rebel dies in the fire."

The calloused soles
Barren and cold along my skin
A tremble
A fear
An echo vibrates through me
Confused I strain out
Reaching for an explanation
I wish I hadn't gotten one
First came the still warm knees
Then the length of leg
Followed closely by the torso
Finally the head
All the warmth seeps into me
Leaving only cold
A body enclosed by the limp arms
Squirms uncomprehending
A final puff of air escapes the lips
I wish I could have stopped it
I wish the feet were still warm
But what could I do?
For I am nothing but the ground

The author's comments:
This was written in response to a picture from the holocaust. The picture was of a German solider pointing a gun at a person who had their back turned, holding/protecting a child in their arms.

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on Jun. 8 2015 at 7:36 pm
Consalvator BRONZE, South Jordan, Utah
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"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wow. Beautiful ending. This was a very intriguing poem. It feels very thoughtful.

on Mar. 16 2014 at 11:35 am
Kestrel135 PLATINUM, Waterford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Respect existence or expect resistance"

The relation to the image from the halocaust was well displayed in this piece. However, you were able to tie more into this than what the image showed; it was thought provoking and an intruiging work. It was fluent in rhythm, and I thought the title was well chosen for this piece. Well done! 

on Sep. 26 2013 at 5:53 am
Shards_of_my_soul GOLD, BHUBANESWAR, Other
17 articles 15 photos 68 comments

Favorite Quote:
if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you certainly don't deserve at my best!

it is the events that shape our lives,
but it is the choices we make that define us...

life is not about finding yourself,
life is about creating yourself

it's really a heart touching and thought provoking poem.....must be some hell living in the time of holocaust....

on Sep. 21 2013 at 8:22 pm
Wallypenguin PLATINUM, Brunswick, Georgia
20 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Get thee to a nunnery!"

Wow, this is really deep. Thank you for bringing some light to such a horrific tragedy from the p.o.v. of someone that didn't survive. (Thank's for participating in my one word story.)

on Sep. 3 2013 at 3:06 pm
Still_Thinking GOLD, Hebron, Connecticut
10 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When I said that Mercy stood
Within the borders by the wood,
I meant the lenient beast with claws
And bloody swift-dispatching jaws."

Wow this is beautiful my friend, It's well constructed and flows like satin! (Ps~ this is Alex. :3 )

on Jun. 8 2013 at 11:36 am
GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
3 articles 0 photos 182 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The unprepared rebel dies in the fire."

Thanks! :)   

on Jun. 7 2013 at 9:16 pm
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 769 comments
It's really good, good job Greek! :D ~ Free ;)(: