Green Light | Teen Ink

Green Light

May 27, 2009
By Xindi Xu SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
Xindi Xu SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
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I might as well set my compass backwards
For you always thrust me in the opposite way
Your arrows command me to turn right
Knowing I want to flee left that day

Right when I’m accelerating to the peak
Your yellow light steps in and tells me to pause
Although I make sure to look both ways
I feel I can never satisfy your cause

On some days when I wake up
You’ve already blocked my route to the top
I panic and ponder another way around
But your red light glares at me to stop

So today I’ve finally gathered my nerve
Demanding you to hand over that green light
I just want to go, to charge, to soar
If only you’ll hand me the rope to my kite

Unlock my chains and untie my wings
You both know that is no lie
Dearest mom and dad, you know I love you so
But the time has come for me to fly

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