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My Children

July 30, 2013
By TevyRae PLATINUM, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
TevyRae PLATINUM, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
24 articles 7 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here is a small fact: You are going to die." ~The Book Thief
"You have no stupidity inside of your adorable little self." ~Mikey Pasterik


Images of my children dance in my mind,
Before my eyes,
Their laughter echoes through my skull,
Tickles my ears.

Not my children by blood,
Or friends or compassion.
They are not flesh and are not breathing,
Yet somehow the steady rhythm of their exhales,
Reach me.

Reach for me. Slowly, carefully,
Ruthlessly, without a second thought,
I return their grasp with that of my own.

Not my children, but somehow I am their mother.
Mother, for I have created them.
Started with their smiles,

Smiles which can only be worn by the young,
And by the uncorrupted,
Untouched, unharmed.
Those who have not been,
Tasted by the dark shadows,
Who crawl through halls.

No children. Do not place your footprints there.
Not in the hall. Not in the dark.
I am their protector,
Creator, mother.

I then moved to form their feet.
Long, slender feet,
That would never allow them to stumble.
Allow my children to run.
Allow my children to dance.

Dance, my children, dance,
Until the music is gone,
So you might be able to recite the notes,
One by one,
And light the shadows.

I then gave them arms- something to cling to me with.
Not my children,
But cling to me, I will protect you.
Eyes and ears to see the sky,
To listen to the dances,
Voices to sing with.

But why? My children, why?
Do not be so careless with my delicate creations.
Have I not warned you?
To guard your heart,
Fear the dark,
Feed your passions.

Not my children,
But I will mend this.
Hold on, my children.
Keep breathing.
Cling to me.
Do not place your footprints there.

Images of my children dance in my mind,
Not my children,
But I am their mother.

With every unguarded dance,
Pain stabs through my stomach,
Have I not instructed you,
To fear the dark?
Cling to me, I’ll protect you.
Mother, creator.

Yet their arms reach for me no longer.
To another they reside.
All I wanted was to keep them safe.
Hear their laughter.
Why do they reject me?

Not a mother,
Not theirs,
Yet they are my children.

Dance, my children, dance,
Until the music is gone,
So you may recite the notes.



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on Sep. 20 2014 at 11:11 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This s so beautiful and deep and full of emotion and you. I love it. Never forget, that you have a talent and greatness in you; because you do and I hope you know that. Thank you for sharing this. 

on Jun. 27 2014 at 1:47 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

this is really good, the only thing I would change is the amount of the word 'children' used. Other than that its great!!! Keep Writing plz  ^ ^

on Aug. 1 2013 at 8:19 pm
FiddleBunny BRONZE, New Providence, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.

No problem!

on Aug. 1 2013 at 11:03 am
TevyRae PLATINUM, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
24 articles 7 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here is a small fact: You are going to die." ~The Book Thief
"You have no stupidity inside of your adorable little self." ~Mikey Pasterik

Thanks!! :D 

on Aug. 1 2013 at 11:03 am
TevyRae PLATINUM, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
24 articles 7 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here is a small fact: You are going to die." ~The Book Thief
"You have no stupidity inside of your adorable little self." ~Mikey Pasterik

Thanks for the feedback! :D it means a lot to me. 

Zolenz DIAMOND said...
on Jul. 31 2013 at 4:23 pm
Zolenz DIAMOND, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, Other
65 articles 0 photos 173 comments

Favorite Quote:
The pain that have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

Its really good! I echo bunny's comment on the repetition tho. Great work!

on Jul. 31 2013 at 4:06 pm
FiddleBunny BRONZE, New Providence, New Jersey
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Wow! I like the repitition although I think you should be a little careful so there isn't too much. It's mysterious and gives the reader something to think about who these children are.