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May 4, 2019

A Tribute. {Poem}

There was a little girl in my colorful bedroom

Staring at herself in the full-length mirror

I wondered, who could this be?

Had my sister let in some stranger again?

I stepped closer to this girl

Noticing the different details about her

How vibrant of a pink her dress was

How her eyes resembled the color of the ocean

How her hair was the most beautiful chestnut I’d ever seen

It was only when I came to look very closely

That I saw tears streaming down her face

Tears vivid and pure as her soul

I asked, “Little girl, what is wrong?”

No answer.

I attempted again. “Little girl, you can tell me anything. I swear I won’t bite.”

She replied, almost whispering the words to my soul, 

“You need to liberate me. I am stuck here in your system. Please.”

The impact of those words 

Was as if a hammer landed

On the very artery that held my life together

“I wish I could. I wish I could.”

I replied back. It was only then I noticed

my own tears, running down my cheeks like a waterfall.

At that moment

My parents knocked on my door

And shouted “Time’s up!”

When I looked back at the girl

She was gone.

The window was open.

I wish I could find her again

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Joshua Go

Joshua Go loves nature and an ancient history, and is an obsessed nerd who loves to read poetry and stories all day and night. He was born in the Philippines, and is balancing his studies and his desire to create quality poems with the goal to spread love, kindness, and positivity to the world. Aside from his obsession with literature, healso spends his time cooking and experimenting with new things that ignite his interest. He advocates for the different kinds of communities across the universe, as long as they give people hope and embrace them with grace and kindness. He truly believes that equality of all rights is the fundamental key toward a better and kinder world.