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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:51 AM

A Monday Morning: America

Richard Blanco ‏@rblancopoet

A 9th grader sent this poem to me tonight (via a friend) - it was her English assignment today, to write an inaugural poem: http://fb.me/21fniSmOe

A Monday Morning: America

As the night sky slowly fades away,
Sleepy faces emerge from their warm homes.
Backpacks, briefcases, busy bees.
Textbooks open, hands raised,
Tomorrows voice is loud today.
Coffee- stained papers,
Business attire,
Money is made,
Only lucky ones are hired.

Rude awakenings,
The dark of night still paints the sky.
People with a purpose,
Oblivious to hopeless eyes,
Eyes paired with cold hands and naked feet.
Begging for breakfast,
Or a helping hand,
To warm the hearts of the ice-cold sidewalks.

Loneliness is a familiar friend that gnaws,
At the dreams of lost souls wandering the streets.
As the sun begins to rest again,
A new, unexpected friend comes along.
A friend that creeps in when we last expect it,
A friend that rests in the pennies, dimes, and dollars in a cup,
A friend that gleams in the eyes of pupils across our nation,
A friend that holds us when a storm ruins the foundation
My friend, your friend, and together as the United States of America,
We welcome our friend

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:20 AM

1. Brilliant poetry. Amazing young poet. knr/nt

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