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Hope in the Wreck

July 24, 2011
By Lahari GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
Lahari GOLD, Edison, New Jersey
19 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
\\\\\\\"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That\\\\\\\'s why its called the present.\\\\\\\"
— Eleanor Roosevelt

\\\\\\\"When life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.\\\\\\\'

Tears come
co his eyes,
as he dwells
upon his home.
Never said
to the place
he's known
The wreckage
that surrounds him,
creates a cloud
of dust.
Through the
musky scatter,
he hears a
firework burst.
It breaks into
a million pieces,
lighting up
the sky.
And he steps
over the rubble,
sparks dazzling
in his eyes.

The author's comments:
This is a piece to show my admiration for the tornado victims in Alabama, who watched the fireworks on July 4th among the wreckage of their homes, gaining hope.

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on Dec. 12 2011 at 3:03 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

hey! nicely done!!


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on Dec. 12 2011 at 3:50 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Nicely written! Great job! Keep writing :) 
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