When the Light Shows

a poem by Kendra W., age 14


As the night grows darker

my soul grows darker.

My light never shows,

you brought the light back,

the fog is gone and the sun is up,

I can see what’s right in front of me,

you saw the scars,

you saw the pain within me,

you still stayed.


14-year-old Kendra is a regular at the Teen Writing Workshops at Central Library.

To learn more about writing workshops at the library, see our events calendar:  http://cityofpasadena.net/library/teens/events_and_programs/

For resources on creative writing, visit http://cityofpasadena.libguides.com/teenwriter

Disclaimer:  Line breaks were added by Jane the librarian, but the piece is an original work by the teen.

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