an ode by Terrel
You changed me, I also changed you.
The fact that you came out of my brain
I named you that because you had it all:
Skill, talent, and a good looking lifestyle.
Because of you,
I opened my eyes
To see the other world
But this is just pretend
After all we sang “Yesterday Seven Years Old” and “Payphone” together,
Fell in love,
Shared blood sweat and tears,
But that was just pretend.
I remember when you were a thought,
Well… now that we are like brothers,
You thought of me.
I paved your road, remember?
You then pulled me along.
Through this horrible,
Roller coaster called life.
Still, I think we both know that I’m too young to ride.
I’ll just stick with the merry go round.
Seeing you change,
You were once a shy boy.
(Yup, I remember that day.)
When you met her
But within a few pages onward,
Winter Hamilton McKnight,
Were not just Pretend,
Terrel is a sophomore. He says, “I am 15 years old and love writing. This is an ode to my first character from my full-length novel.”