7th Grade MS Ink Poetry Contest Winner

Rip Me Open

By Maiah Zaky

Rip me open,

Tear me out,

Just knock and

I would open

My home for

You

Rip and tear

And go as

You please

But know

I will fight

Your knife

Until the very end,

And I will

Never give

Up my home

To you.

I sit here

Crying, knowing

You have

Won the fight.

I tried and

Tried

But couldn’t

Keep up

And now

As I sit

In your

Car, boat, home

I know I can

Never

Go back to

Where I once

Lived

Happy and free

And now I cry

In my new place

Knowing the rest

Of my days

Are in sadness

And in fear

And I am never

Going home