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YOUNG VOICE | The Pink Garlic

By Joshua Kim Barreda

If I were a garlic, I’d bury myself deep into this hole.

I would not mince my words just to compliment anyone.

Neither would I ask for a sun-kissed glow.

I would just let my pink flower to sprout in its glory—way up high to check on you by your window.

And show you that I, too, am beautiful because Honey, will a garlic change its taste for you?

Joshua Kim Barreda, 22, is a senior high school student of Bislig City National High School. He believes that self-love is the best thing one can give to one’s self.

Artwork courtesy of Fine Art America

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