Soft Giggles

By Danielle, age 17, South Carolina

On this bench beside the tree
I glare to the waters for hope
For ripples speak to me
As orange leaves fall to the blue.

Leaves form your face
With fish bubbles forming eyes
A mouth by thin seaweed
The almond shape fills my eyes.

Baby waves wash the shoe
Light sand tickles my toes
And mist washes my face
Like your touch once did but can't.

Warm autumn breeze swirls
Breaking dead twigs
It kisses my skin
Making memories appear around.

Sweet hands intertwined on snowy hills
Hugging to keep warmth close
Fuzzy jackets tickle our noses
And soft giggles escape our lips.

Time springs forward to new flowers
And buzzing baby bees,
While emerald silk pushes through
Trying to see the shine.

Our summers were humid and breezy
As our faces burned cherries
And we turned bronze
Like an ancient penny.

Now I'm here alone
Without your lovely being
And my mind can only wonder
How did it happen?

This bench by the tree stands alone,
Absent are the birds and bees
For now life has flown like geese
And left alone once again are you and I.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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