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Incomplete Graffiti MAG

April 10, 2017
By legitannah GOLD, Akron, Ohio
legitannah GOLD, Akron, Ohio
19 articles 3 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ce n'etait qu'un renard semblable 'a cent mille autres. Maus j'en ai fait mon ami, et il est maintenant unique au monde.- Antoine Saint-Exupery

I stop on the corner of every street
I smell you in my backyard trees and around
the halls of that empty place we would meet
I see your face on every billboard found

the wind cries your name and the rain does too
your complexion in every graffiti place
you contrast everything that I knew
your face reminds me of pain and of grace

you are in the air haunting me today
you are everything that I see around me

but still I don’t know you at all really
you are never fully here for just me

The author's comments:

For my British and World Literature class one of the project assignments we could do, was creating a sonnet and trying to confirm to Iambic pentameter. Since I love writing poetry, I decided that was the option I'd try. I was unsure of the formatting, but it grew me as a writer and the content I described in this piece is very personal, nostalgic, and bitter-sweet for me. 

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on Apr. 13 2017 at 4:59 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
3 articles 0 photos 187 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Nice job sonnet-ing — that's not easy, but you've got the iambic pentameter down :)