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Why Do I Stay

May 1, 2018
By CelineK GOLD, Fortlee, New Jersey
CelineK GOLD, Fortlee, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“There something hidden in all of us. Small gift waiting to be discovered.” ~Jacqueline Woodson

I’m held inside my boundaries.

Surrounding me is nothing,
But an open field of emptiness.

Home to no one
but me.

No way out,
Though I do not know.

Lost in the sun,
Tearing through cotton clouds.

I tear through the map with no directions,
I look around.

The fields of wheat play the role of an endless storm,
Though peacefulness doesn’t rage.

The house in the middle of the field plays the role of my prison,
Though the colors of the bungalow are too soft to the eye.

The grass not green,
And the sun not shining,
But somehow i chose to stay.

The author's comments:

This was a poem I wrote about an image on the New York Times Magazine. The image was one of the picture prompts there! I wanted to try to add in-depth emotion in my poem from the setting in the image. (The image I used on Teen Ink wasn’t the same picture prompt I used!)

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