Prize Poetry

Sometimes I Feel Like

by a young woman, age 17

Sometimes I feel like a penguin
Because everybody around me has cold shoulders
Because I am always in my best suit
Because sometimes I feel like I just couldn't hurry
     no matter the danger

Sometimes I feel like a firecracker
Because sometimes I just explode
Because I am full of energy
Because I always get thrown at people

Sometimes I feel like a rainy day in June
Because I ruin everybody's good day
Because I will always have a silver lining
Because sometimes we need rain

Sometimes I feel like a light bulb
Because I am bright
Because after a while I WILL go out
Because sometimes we all hide from the dark

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