Teagan Parry – A House on Fire

Teagan Parry LE P&W Children Jan 2019

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A House on Fire, poem by Teagan Parry 

Teagan Parry is a 13 year old girl from Merseyside. She is a funny, spirited and conscientious young lady who is maturing quickly. Teagan loves to explore new ways to express herself, and was encouraged to write ‘A House on Fire’ by her father after an intense friendship turned sour.

I once had a friend
who was like dynamite,
she required deft handling because
one wrong move and she would explode
with a forest green jealousy.
She blinded me with abuse
and laughed
until I hid and cried.

Then one day I found the strength to step
out of her shadow
and I began to sparkle.

© Teagan Parry