I'll Shrink You Down and Put You in My Suitcase

Stranded on an island far away,

perhaps here is where I'll stay.

Sun on my skin and nature all around,

this tropical paradise where no one is to be found.

At first I'll feel free away from all my worry,

until my memories of you start to feel blurry.

My heart will cry like a baby's first tear,

when I come to realize my biggest fear.

Without you I'm a shell found on the shore,

hollow and dull from the waves I must endure.

The sand I lay upon remind me of you,

shifting to fit me every time that I grew.

Without you my soul only seeks to go back,

to a time where I felt there was nothing I lack.

I should be with you not alone in this place,

I'll shrink you down and put you in my suitcase.

You are my paradise and the thing I call home.

The one true thing I will really ever know,

I need you wherever I go.

The person I am today and forever,

is because of the time we spent together.


By, Rebecca Brignoni, Long Island, NY

This poem is about: 
My family


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