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The Beautiful, The Dead

February 8, 2016
By helen_ikonic GOLD, Toronto, Ontario
helen_ikonic GOLD, Toronto, Ontario
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Favorite Quote:
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." -Bill Gates

"Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. Go for it." -10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

She was just a young girl.

She was merely 16.


She was just an ordinary student
At an ordinary school,
Full of ordinary boys and ordinary girls.


All the friends she had made
Slowly vanished into space.
But why, oh why,
Did this happen to such a sweet, young girl?


All the laughter that had resonated
From the once cheerful house
Had dissolved into air
Like the fading of rain.


All the love she had felt,
All the support she had needed,
Had been pulled from underneath
And swept farther and farther away.


Her smile no longer present,
Extinguished by the world;
The spark within her eyes
Snatched without a trace.


She was so goddamn beautiful
Even with the cuts on her skin,
The scars on her thighs,
And the tear stains left behind.


She was just a young girl,
She was merely 16.


She was pronounced brain dead.

The author's comments:

Never underestimate someone else's story. 

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on Aug. 20 2016 at 12:21 am
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
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I love the line, "...from the once cheerful house, had dissolved into air like fading rain." This description of an emotion is, one I've never heard before. I also like how you state, "she was merely 16". It's like you throw this in here to show how young and innocent this girl is, yet she is going through so much. Another amazing poem! Awesome work!