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Irony This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Oelania P, Brooklyn, NY

The shards of glass littered the cold, black asphalt
like sparkling stars strewn across the night sky.

Their brilliance catching the corner of my eye,
making me slow down, just to look at them a little longer.

In my awe of the sheer beauty of merely broken glass,
I couldn't help but think

How someone else's tragedy
could be so beautiful to me.

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9 comment(s)
wow. wow.
Dec. 02, 2016 at 12:29 PM • Report
Wow. that twist at the end. Really, really, really good job. :)
May. 04, 2016 at 11:00 PM • Report
I love this! I love the whole idea of it. I feel like you capture a piece of human nature. Often times we find interesting or beautiful what could have hurt others. Much like the way we are drawn to crime shows, the news, or the way kids are drawn to someone who get hurt so that they can see what's under the band-aid. Great work. You got your point across very poetically and I loved it!
Nov. 10, 2015 at 7:10 AM • Report
Oh my gosh, I loved this! You have talent!
Sep. 05, 2015 at 6:50 PM • Report
I like this!  interesting thought!
Oct. 24, 2013 at 7:08 PM • Report
I can see why this was published, terrific imagery, and a fitting title. Well done
Apr. 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM • Report
I really love those last two lines. :)
Dec. 01, 2012 at 6:14 PM • Report
Joshua C.
This is a beautiful poem i would love to read more of your poetry.
Nov. 01, 2012 at 11:51 AM • Report
This is a beautiful and touching poem. It flows well and is easy to understand. The last two lines are especially moving and memorable. Great job!!!! Keep writing!!!
Nov. 01, 2012 at 9:50 AM • Report