Mellisa Salazar

Freshman - 560 Points (February 29,1996 / Malibu, Ca)

Jewels And Treasures - Poem by Mellisa Salazar

i heard there were jewels somewhere

deep beneath the ground and

I’ve got forever to stick around

I dugand dug and dug deep into the ground

and then i forgot what i was looking for

so i sat at the bottom and looked up

and said “this is where i shall live”

nothing can reach me here, nothing but I

but as long as i waited, i never fell away

and it finally occurred to me that maybe

this is not where i wanted to be

until you dug a tunnel and ran right into me

and together we climbed, climbed to be free

if we dig a hole to hide

we’ll only have mountains twice as high to climb

and when i reached the top, the wind was pure

and clean, it was then that i realized

the only jewels are clear to see

i surely did find buried treasure

after i buried me

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship, hiding, life, love, nature, support

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