Deana Rode

Rookie (October 1980 / West Covina, CA)

(1996) Paradox - Poem by Deana Rode

To look at her in a glance,
She looks almost like a child;
Her short sunset hair, her tiny hands,
Her small and delicate body.

But if you look in her eyes,
You’ll see an elderly woman inside;
A woman who has been through way too much,
Seen way too many things.

You’ll see a woman who’s been brought down
But always brings herself back up;
Climbing little by little every day,
Trying to make it to the top.

You’ll see a woman who grew up too fast,
But can no longer slow down;
And you’ll see that she’s become
Wisdom in the body of innocence.

Comments about (1996) Paradox by Deana Rode

  • (10/9/2006 8:18:00 AM)

    This poem is a journey of a young girl. Loved teh style, very strong emotions too.
    The girl sure is steeled!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010

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