Sleeves
Esther, Age 12, Dunlap, IL
                     
Wear your heart on your sleeve.

Sometimes, you have those days
When you feel so frustrated at everyone.
Youíre thinking that no one is ever listening.
But maybe thatís because youíre not sharing.

This may come as a surprise to you,
But people can't read your mind.
If you want someone to listen,
You have to open your mouth and start talking.

Because what good are those thoughts
Trapped inside your mind
If you are never going to share them
And no one can ever hear them?

And how will they ever know whatís on your heart
Your hopes, your dreams, your ambitions
Everything that you want heard
Because it was never on your sleeve?
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