She is the Night

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Poem for English class, based on Abuelito Who by Sandra Cisneros.

Abuelito Who
By: Sandra Cisneros
Abuelito who throws coins like rain
and asks who loves him
who is dough and feathers
who is a watch and glass of water
whose hair is made of fur
is too sad to come downstairs today
WHO TELLS ME IN SPANISH YOU ARE MY DIAMOND
WHO TELLS ME IN ENGLISH YOU ARE MY SKY
WHOSE LITTLE EYES ARE STRING
can’t come out to play
sleeps in his little room all night and day
who used to laugh like the letter k
is sick
is a doorknob tied to a sour stick
is tired shut the door
doesn’t live here anymore
is hiding underneath the bed
WHO TALKS TO ME INSIDE MY HEAD
is blankets and spoons and big brown shoes
WHO SNORES UP AND DOWN UP AND DOWN UP AND DOWN AGAIN
is the rain on the roof that falls like coins
asking who loves him
who loves him who?

Submitted: January 11, 2010

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Submitted: January 11, 2010

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She is the night
she is a prisoner
in her mind
making sense she
is the secret
kept by many.
She lives led by
deception perfection
she is the truth
hidden.
Her eyes,the light
too bright,
painful and
she is the sun
my sun, my moon
my dark.
She is a bottle
overflowing and
she is the one
who can't be saved.
She is the night
and holds mystery
the key but also
the lock that
doesn't match up.
He is the lock
and the key
and they match
but he doesn't.
And she is the blade
he is the flame
they are the pain
she is the night.


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