A Fairy Tale

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 01:24 -- E_Jae

Once upon a time I had a story too-

Once upon a time my voice meant something too-

But, that mattered none to you- 

Because once upon a time is only fairy tale you said to me-

And I, as you said about me, am no extraordinary character-


For you say I, am nothing close to an exception- 

But what I shall say back at that moment was something I said years ago--

"I know what I am, but what are you?!"

For the amusement and confusion that laid its self out onto your eyes gave me the thought-

Maybe I could be an exception-


Once upon a time I went through my own trails-

Sort of like Katniss, but instead of a bow I had a pencil- 

Ok maybe not like Katniss at all- 

But, I went through things myself- 

And now you know what I'm going to say to you-


Once upon a future my voice will be louder than any fairytale that steps foot in your presence-

So, tell me, I know what I am, but what are you?

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world


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