Tethered | Teen Ink


February 20, 2011
By IWillDream54 GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
IWillDream54 GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Look out, they're coming after us with big guns,
They're only gonna tell you all the bad things I've done
Even if they words they say aren't true they've won,
Now I'm left here dying in the sun..."

The wind whips hair into my eyes and I blindly grab for another tree branch.
The Sun has been taunting me, slowly inching away, limiting my time here.
I need to be home soon, where I will be trapped inside cement walls while my mind struggles with algebra.
What use will those equations be later in life?
I look upwards, I'm almost to the top.
A bird flies by, flaunting the fact that it has no chain, not bound to the ground.
In my pocket, technology buzzes, trying to tie me back to society.
When I get home, my mother will ask why I didn't answer her call.
The sky is a glorious orange, blue slowly inking itself in from the edges.
If I could paint, I would try desperately to capture this image.
I have reached the top of my tree just in time to see the final goodbye of the Sun.
The wind wraps itself around me, and I laugh out loud.
Because at the moment, I am free.

The author's comments:
I actually do climb trees in my spare time, and when there is a good tree to climb!

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