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The Eyes of the Painting

November 30, 2021
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1458 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-


The day before tomorrow, I went to his house
There was a inverted painting near the hole of a mouse
"Creepie!" I thought
And the thought fought
All across my head like a lousy louse

I went toward the painting, tried to flip it to see
And I felt a hand behind me
It was him, he said I were beautiful,
Gave good compliments about my makeup, wonderful
I wanted to scream in joy, Weeeeeeeeee!

That night, after we went to sleep
I decided to wait until midnight to take a peep
at that painting which I could see before
So when the clock struck twelve, I opened the door
I went past the hole, which I then felt it really deep

I took the painting to my hand and saw
a drop-dead gorgeous woman, as white as snow
Her beautiful eyes were close; but her eyelids were perfect
She was prettier, not even close to our school's prefect
She was an angel and I felt jealous, you know

He were an artist, was she his past acquaintance? But,
I don't even know who she is, I envy her. Wait! What!
Her eyes opened and I was startled to see that then
Her makeup was gone, I screamed in fright but when
I saw him, In my stomach, I felt a cut

Her eyes were a knife, as sharp as her view
She had no makeup but she did not look 'eww'
He tried to convince me that I were that girl
Her eyes were different when they opened, like a curl
So I ran away and about that, my mouth I had to sew


The author's comments:

I dedicate this poem to Dad and Mom who taught me the beauty of life...

I dedicate this poem to Awrah, Amdhi and Aara...And I also dedicate this poem to all of my cousins, especially Aala, Zahra, Hayah, Amra, Naila...I also dedicate this poem to my nieces Manha, Minni, Menal and nephew Murad boy...

I also dedicate this poem to every reader of Teen Ink.


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 11 at 8:24 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1458 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Kingpoet2806, thank you...😃😃😃

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 11 at 8:24 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1458 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@IzzyMossie137, thank you...😁😁😁

on Apr. 10 at 9:04 pm
Kingpoet2806 GOLD, Collierville, Tennessee
18 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
Her heart was an open book with beautiful pages and detailed lettering. She wanted people to read her story in hopes that it would make them write their own. Instead, every person who came across the pages of her heart ripped out their favorite story and took it with them. They folded back pages and bent up corners. They signed their name with sloppy writing and with a simple 'goodbye'. This book is now tucked away in the darkest parts of her, because no one wants to read a tragic story with a bad ending.

I loved this one!!! very well spoken, cute and relatable. Write on @Afra- !!!! 😍😜🤩

on Apr. 10 at 1:40 am
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

@Afra, this poem is true and relatable. The narrator was kinda like me.

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 11 at 4:09 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1458 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@maemae24, thank you so much for your lovely comment...♡♡♡

maemae24 GOLD said...
on Mar. 10 at 7:38 pm
maemae24 GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
10 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This is so touching… how beauty is not always the pristine aspect of life ✨🥺♥️✨ I am also (lmao) getting really into your writing and how you can convey a story through a poem in such an seamless and beautiful manner. It’s almost like someone was telling me a story in real life and I’m not just reading it off my phone after school 🥲 really great job Afra!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 7 at 9:05 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1458 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@LolaQueen526, thank you for your comment which means a lot...❤❤❤
BTW, don't get obsessed with my writing...That may lead to bad mental health...🥲🥲🥲

on Feb. 7 at 8:12 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

How do you narrate stories through your cute poems! I think I'm getting obsessed with your writing. 🤭
And the image looks like my eyes with makeup before my breakup and after my breakup🥲

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Dec. 3 2021 at 11:06 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1458 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

Thank you for your lovely comment...Many say so like you...I wonder how I write others life stories without even meeting them...😅😅😅