Garden of Distinction | Teen Ink

Garden of Distinction MAG

February 15, 2012
By abigailaaden GOLD, Topsfield, Massachusetts
abigailaaden GOLD, Topsfield, Massachusetts
10 articles 15 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless."
- Jamie Paolinetti

I wonder how you are going to feel
when you find out
that I am me instead of you,

That I took the time to finally mention
the awkward elephant
and decided to poach it – leaving the tusks.

Your disbelief when the oak's acorn
grows into an apple tree,
a turtle's egg is hatched a fish.

Before a car was ever purchased
you had mapped the route
and projected the conversation at each rest stop,

but I wanted to talk about foreign imports
and the solution to global warming,
yet listened to your view on the Rapture,

and I was only wondering
if you could see my face
the way you could see Bill O'Reilly on the news.

The bugle is sounding out loud and clear,
a long-locked door forced open,
my voice booming in your ear.

Will you be surprised or have you been content
with ignoring it?
Will the lighted fire burn your picture to ash?

A free spirit in place of your religion,
Recluse versus socialite
and red waves eating yellow spaghetti.

I wonder if you'll be able to understand
and accept me for
what is me and get to know me for the first time.

You created this reaching sunflower
from a traditional rose,
and they blossom side by side in a garden of distinction.

Similar Articles


This article has 5 comments.

on Sep. 4 2012 at 1:21 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

I love the way you use simple every-day words to describe something unexplainable.

on Feb. 20 2012 at 1:34 pm
DreamChaser28 SILVER, San Mateo, California
5 articles 2 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect.

I like this. It has a great flow and is very creative.

on Feb. 19 2012 at 11:48 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
6 articles 9 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

This is a great, complex poem. I felt that I could connect with the voice you created, but it is still something completely unique and untouchable. Great job!

on Feb. 19 2012 at 11:24 am
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 67 comments
This was beautifully written. The flow of words was effortless. I loved when you talked about the fish popping out of turtle eggs. Great work!

on Feb. 17 2012 at 10:00 pm
TheQueenOfLiberty PLATINUM, Mason City, Iowa
21 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't Hate The Person, But The Choices They Make,"

By: TheQueenOfLiberty

Its so beautiful and fresh!! i loved it!