not all who wonder must be lost

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 02:58 -- cpk4709

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teach me something I can use
give me something to keep me whole

teach me that I'm not broken
for feeling things that've been felt by thousands before me
and around me

teach me about my body and the bodies of others
so that the both of us can be safe

teach me to love myself
no matter who tells me not to

teach me how to see where and when and why people are hurt
for the benefit of others

teach me to fight it

teach me the world and all its ways
so i can learn how to change it

Help me learn these and know them well enough to teach them

So not all who wonder are lost

Comments

thisispoetryproject

I really enjoyed reading your poem because of how sincere your tone is throughout each line. These are real thoughts that many students have. I particularly like the idea that "not all who wonder are lost" for it's simple truth. You've said SO much in that one line; it forces the reader into contemplation. Great poem.

cpk4709

Thank you for your kind words, as well as for taking the time to read it in the first place!

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