Tigerlily | Teen Ink


March 6, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

You frown, you frown, Tigerlily;
Your laugh, your joy is gone.
You stand apart and distant,
And sing a lonely sung song.

Your voice, your voice, Tigerlily,
It is a plate of steel.
You state the facts, you use short words,
Your emotional mind stays sealed.

Your smile, your laugh, Tigerlily;
That which I loved of you most,
Has faded away, has turned to gray,
To normal, to average, stale toast.

I wish, I pray, Tigerlily;
That your essence will return.
Whatever has caused this change to commence
Will be buried and bottled and burned.

You're lost, come back, Tigerlily;
Where has my best friend gone?
Have we taken no heed to what you would need
By using you just as a pawn?

Run, escape, Tigerlily;
Go where your spirit leads you.
I love you too much to let your charisma just die.
Let the course of rebuilding ensue.

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