‘Where Can I Find You’ and Other Poetry by Grayson Chong The Society January 24, 2015 Beauty, High School Submissions, Poetry Where Can I Find You? A girl, with hair the colour of honey, giggled while she chased a little bunny through fields of golden hay and black cherries. Suddenly she stopped and asked a fairy, “Beauty, you only appear to a few. When you’re not with me, where can I find you?” With hair of fire and wings of midnight blue, Beauty whispered with a smile so bright, “Child, I am wherever you choose. Despair shall never claim you, for I’m everywhere. I am found in the whisper of the trees that stir the light dance of the autumn leaves. I am the joyous laugh of the flowers and the tears of the angels through rain showers. You see me when the sun kisses the moon. You hear me when birds chirp their pretty tune.” The girl added a rose to her flow’r crown. Light shone in her eyes of dark green and brown. Her soft head fell on the fairy’s shoulder. She asked the last question she had for her, “Beauty, will I be like you one day too? Yes, child. There’ll always be beauty in you.” Poetry Speaks Poetry speaks in form with “Once upon a time…” Beauty is the melody creat’d by metre, The crescendo of each mine ending with a rhyme. Stanzas are little fairytales with promise Of the words living happily ever after. Why? Truthfulness escapes my lips But your ears refuse to hear. Instead, your iron hand grips My tongue, silencing me with fear. Compassion flows through my heart. My small hands proffer a piece. You seize and tear it apart, Little shreds of broken peace. Tolerance builds my strong frame. But you shame me, stealing my Organs for your secret game. I’m left crying, asking, “Why?” Why? We disappear in the night. But the world’s the biggest sleuth. People will promote our fight. They shall uncover the truth. Grayson Chong is a Canadian high school student in grade 12 who writes flash fiction, poetry, and short stories. Her works have been featured in Brilliant Flash Fiction, Young Authors of Canada, Young Voices 2014, and Polar Expressions Publishing Company. Featured Image: “Cock Robin Defending His Nest” by John Anster Fitzgerald (1819-1906). NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.