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

By GreyGirl, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Korea, Republic of

Below and deep down,
The sky is still blue,
And there are still weeds to be pulled.

Below and deep down,
I huddle in a boat with no sail,
And watch the birds with gills fly through the sky.

Below and deep down,
It's very lonely.
I was wrong about the mermaids – there
are none.

Below and deep down,
The sky presses down,
And it rains day and night.

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5 comment(s)
This is a great poem! Congratulations on getting published! :D
Dec. 02, 2013 at 1:41 PM • Report
Thanks! :D
Dec. 11, 2013 at 8:24 PM • Report
The pic is what captured me the most. I've never seen it before. So...bold. I swear that's what I look like in the morning...but not that attractive. -_- I love the poem. And the disappointment you convey, especially when you realize there are no mermaids in the sea, which is disappointing. I like the two last lines: "The sky presses down,/And it rains day and night." Well done.
Jun. 14, 2013 at 3:43 PM • Report
i agree with Mckay. the last line is what held me. 
Nov. 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM • Report
Agreed; the last two lines should always be the most powerful and they were, another awesome piece of writing!
Dec. 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM • Report