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Poem: The New Surroundings 

Tonight I lie awake wondering
How life really is beyond these tall
Buildings and busy streets. Oh! How
I wonder what’s beyond the smell
Of pollution and constant moving feet.

Would you call me crazy if I wanted to explore?
Because tomorrow I am about to go and discover so much more.
Now my eyes are opening to the exposed to the bright light
shining through the blue sky, realizing that’s where all the precious people go when they die.

On my adventures the days grow longer and I become more aware.
I imagined so deep, it became reality.
I woke up into a better version of gravity.
I never once realized how beautiful life was until now.

The way the sky moves and the way the wind blows makes everything move slowly, I like it though.
I feel so peaceful and relaxed like a big weight was lifted off my back.
The things I smell and the things I hear make hope feel so near.
Everything I felt, saw, and heard was a new definition for outstanding.
I am glad I know now what I never knew being part of my new surroundings.

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  • A poem by Carolee Lockwood.

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