Poetry Corner 02-27-11

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A storm above,
Rattling the shutters.
The lightning flashes,
And the room flutters.

Upstairs in the dark,
Cowering in my bed.
My parents on a plane,
The neighbor here

She holds a candle,
A golden circle in the
Tells me not to worry,
My parents will be back.

With the trust of a
I fall unsteadily into
Hoping that tomorrow,
Will be better than it

Waking to bright sun
I open weary eyes.
Hurrying downstairs,
I love what I find.

Eating breakfast,
Smiles licking across
I hug my parents,
And find what I missed.

 — Alexandra Hehlen

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