Chandelier | Teen Ink


November 26, 2016
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Am I still a human, 

Something more than a basketcase,

Or have I become a feebly glowing chandelier? 


I'm watching, sitting so still. 

I am shaken when the door slams,

Letting out another of my friends who tried desperately to talk me down. 

I have faded in the harsh, stark reality of the sun,

And I am letting myself become crippled by a few loose screws. 


Is it true that chandeliers are wonderful, 

That they may once have been, 

And that they can still be? 

One day perhaps? 


With renovation anything can look grand, 

But it takes your own light to shine. 

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