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January (Free verse) by greym0on
January says I can dance if I want to. Dance in the snow That began in the cold November. I'll be seventeen. And you'll be down here with me. At least, you'll know how I feel, dear. Doesn't it get cold when you're walking alone? But, January says I can dance if I want to. January says I'm getting old much to early. And these eyes are beginning to see like a grandfather's: a grandfather I never had. I'll be seventeen- With my hands in my pockets And fog from my mouth. Taking tiny steps as to not slip on the ice- My only concern being if I got mail today. But, January says I can dance if I want to. January says that my heart is too heavy. A ton of emotions weighing me down. When she leaves, it will be more difficult to get what I want. And when he loves, I can only take so much- but I can never tell him to leave. But, when I am alone, I can tiptoe in the snow and let these tears freeze to my skin, throw my arms above my head- and let it go...go...go... It's cold in the wintertime. Cold like crystals. I may be alone, to let the December wind pass right through me. But, January says I can dance if I want to. 1994

Up the ladder: Rise Again
Down the ladder: It's time you get here

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Arithmetic Mean: 5.3636365
Weighted score: 5.181818
Overall Rank: 4795
Posted: September 26, 2002 5:08 PM PDT; Last modified: September 26, 2002 5:08 PM PDT
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[8] harrytuttle @ | 26-Sep-02/7:08 PM | Reply
A breath of fresh air! (and a big snowman for you!!)
[8] <~> @ | 27-Sep-02/7:38 AM | Reply
sweet, sad. liked it.
[7] knickytoy @ | 27-Sep-02/7:39 AM | Reply
Seventeen was a good year.???
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