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Teen Ink Magazine, June 2008 Edition

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A Night Like This By Allie T., Scotch Plains, NJ
Afghanistan By Kyle M., Calgary, AB, Canada
Count Vicole and the Slayer By Brandon J., San Francisco, CA
For Rent By Lisa W., West Roxbury, MA
Hidden Blue By Misha H., Verona, PA
How to Find Your Mom’s Stash By Madison B., Bolingbrook, IL
It’s All About the Gophers By Lexie S., Walnut Creek, CA
Outside By Caitlin W., Covington, WA
Six Uneven Stairs By Samantha L., Pewaukee
Talking Back By April B., Toronto, ON, Canada
The Colors of Love By Milan H., Battle Creek, MI
Dead End By Carrie-Beth B., Deale, MD
Lady Donna By Liza P., Horseheads, NY
The Secret Society of Lefties By Megan S., Tewksbury, MA

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Aid Workers By Kyle M., Phoenix, AZ
Fish are Friends, Not Food By Audrey D., Faribault, MN
Hamocide By Joseph R., Phoenix, AZ
Haunted By Kevin L., Lynbrook, NY
Icarus By Edwin Y., Hemet, CA
Just a Color By Theresa K., Middletown, DE
Paper or Plastic? By Kyle C., No. Platte, NE
Paper or Plastic? By James M., Glendale, AZ
Top Five Reasons By Josiah A., No. Platte, NE
Tough Love By Barrett P., No. Platte, NE


It’s On By John H., So. Plainfield, NJ
Love Is a Cactus By Sarah, VA
My First Job By Veronica H., Jonesboro, AR
Nancy By Shaylene M., Waterbury, CT
Once Upon a Dream By Luna R., Pittsburgh, PA
Yes, I Can Take it Out By Madison S., Jacksonville, FL
Carbecue By Robert R., Mesa, AZ
Model Aspirations By Julie C., Paoli, PA
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Sight of Summer By Greg D., Voorhees, NJ
Summer Blues By Adam N., Wyckoff, NJ
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Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Godchild by Kaori Yuki
Tell Them I Didn’t Cry by Jackie Spinner
That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis By Jared C., Galesburg, IL
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou By Katrina H., Miami Shores, FL
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The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


#21 By Sarah G., Manassas, VA
Books By Kelsie A., Indianapolis, IN
Chasing Childhood By Alisa T., Chevy Chase, MD
Corporate Chess By Christos S., Wyckoff, NJ
Forget Ginkgo By Arthur G., Chicago, IL
Go, Girl By Samantha R., Coral Gables, FL
Gratitude By Jarrett B., Franklin Lakes, NJ
Look Into Me By Sarah P., Elizabethtown, KY
Make Believe By Amanda B., Milan, IL
Mandatory Poem By Brandon S., Hull, MA
No Time for Love By Kristen S., Berwyn, IL
Soldiers By Justin S., No. Barrington, IL
The Dragon Queen By Bethany L., Houston, TX
The Sentiment By Danielle Z., Carmel, IN
The Woods By Erin R., Barrington, IL
Tribute to a Friend By Francis D., Milpitas, CA
Why? By Bethanie Y., Stephenville, TX
Write Your Name By Jenny W., Schaumburg, IL
A Poem To … By Anonymous
A Tragedy by Shakespeare By Wendy W., Columbus, MT
African Society By Garrett E., Plainfield, NJ
All That Remains By Holly T., Middletown, RI
An Almost Awkward Silence By Desiree G., Cressona, PA
An Indefinitely Surprising Return By Kayla C., Clinton, MI
An Issue of Pride By Mike R., Davisburg, MI
Anno Domini By Emilia A., Clarkston, MI
Ants By Nigel H., Gibsonia, PA
Appearance By Lyn W., Louisville, KY
Bald By Samantha L., Gilford, NH
Ballet By Sara B., Nokesville, VA
Biblioteq By Diana C., Worcester, MA
Blissfully Numb By Jessica R., Solon, OH
But You Didn’t By Landis Marie F., Alpharetta, GA
Carved Orange Lilies By Lily C., Santa Monica, CA
Chip-Uh By Cecilia B., Stafford, VA
Compass By Kenza M., Santo Domingo, DR
Copper Hair By Kimberly T., Park City, UT
Counseling Sessions By Emily W., St. Peters, MO
During That Winter By Oliva D., Farmington, NY
Endings By Jordan S., Pittsburgh, PA
Epitaphs and Clichés By Celia L., Ashburn, VA
Fade to Winter By Paige H., Oak Ridge, TN
Fake By Elisha L., Canton, OH
For You, Grandma By Jourdan U., Roslyn Heights, NY
From the Bleachers By Christine S., Grinnell, IA
Frozen in Time By Shaina K., Solon, OH
Gossip Hurts By Danielle D., Omaha, NE
Green Light, Red Light By Karla B., Arlington Heights, IL
Grim Reality By Maggie G., Barrington, IL
He Didn’t Know By Whitney B., Clarkston, MI
He’s Going Somewhere Today By Keni P., Plainfield, NJ
Her Sad Eyes By Jordan S., Clarkston, MI
Hot By Gabrielle G., Edmonds, WA
I Belong to Music By Sima R., Albuquerque, NM
I Float Back By Na’Tia H., Lexington, KY
I Live by Poems By Audree S., Los Angeles, CA
Immortality By Melinda C., Tigard, OR
Inside My Luggage By Danica Z., Congers, NY
Is It Real? By Josef T., Wyckoff, NJ
It’s Too Early By Josh S., New City, NY
Jerusalem By Lauren M., Clarkston, MI
Lady Liberty By Lindsey S., Cromwell, CT
Love Notes on My Shoe By Shelby G., Grand Junction, CO
Lying in the Snow By Andie D., Nampa, ID
Maintenance By Farah M., Congers, NY
Mindless By Meg K., Victor, NY
Moth By Jordan D., Sunnyvale, CA
Musical Therapy By Travis H., Gilmanton, NH
My City By Micaela K., Woonsocket, RI
Nameless Employee By Brittani O., Salt Point, NY
Night Swimming By Madison K., New York, NY
Nowhere Girl on the Horizon By Numen E., Worcester, MA
Oak Tree By Grace M., Tomball, TX
Ode to Clavicles By Nida A., Elizabethtown, KY
Old and Wrinkled By Alexis L., Park City, UT
On a Revealing Myopia By Blaise L., Hull, MA
On Caroline Avenue By Katelin A., Anniston, AL
One Window Is All I Need By Andrea W., Golden, CO
Our Girls By Liana A., Chambersburg, PA
Peaches By Tara J., Inverness, IL
Pen By Emily B., Arlington Heights, IL
Persistence By Samantha C., Destrehan, AL
Quay the Swell By Sharron R., Jacksonville, FL
Quitting School By Mariangela D., Edison, NJ
Rainy Dialogue By Kathy T., Philadelphia, PA
Retract By Barbara R., Queens Village, NY
Ribbons and Roses By Krystan S., Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Rotten Eggplant By Laura F., Voorhees, NJ
Safe House By Tara A., Eatonville, WA
Sailing By Marcy W., Lansdale, PA
Seasons By Haley Z., Phoenix, AZ
Sentiment of the Century By Zach C., Brookline, NH
Shadows By Meredith S., Roslyn, NY
Sleep By Irene C., Bremerton, WA
So Far From Morning By Rebekkah M., Fulton, NY
Someone Fix That F***ing Faucet By Kayla S., Reno, NV
Spring Bares Its Teeth By Sam T., Fremont, OH
Stories By Kiran W., Queens Village, NY
Stranger Among the Smoke By Josh G., Gilford, NH
Stronger By Aishah K., Dallas, TX
Swim Lessons By Kelley F., Gilmanton, NH
Teardrops By Rutu S., Congers, NY
The 24-Hour Performance By Alyssa P., Tower Lakes, IL
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham By Amanda D., Calgary, AB, Canada
The Black and White Keys By Liliann N., Hoffman Estates, IL
The Cat By Kenny L., E. Northport, NY
The Eve of Yesterday By Laurin W., Midliothian, VA
The Fairy Tales By Chelsi A., Oak Grove, MO
The Final Showdown By Rewati K., Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Forgotten By Carolyn B., Union, OR
The Gift By Clare K., Rock Island, IL
The Kingdom By Jesse H., White Salmon, WA
The Last Day of Summer By Graham S., Gibsonia, PA
The Nightmare By Tylan S., Blacksburg, SC
The Pickle By Logan B., Elizabethtown, KY
The Ride Down By Sarah L., Congers, NY
The Star Crusher By Avery Y., Sharon, MA
The Struggle By Megan J., Houston, TX
The Three-Legged Race By Jonathon B., Richmond Hill, GA
This Smile By Chelsie G., Mequon, WI
Thoughts By Laura F., Hatfield, PA
Three Strikes, You’re Out By Rebecca M., Buffalo Grove, IL
To Write a Poem By Aliyah W., Mount Laurel, NJ
Tossing a Glance By Jamie C., Culver, IN
Trevor By Delta R., Neilton, WA
Turning Point By Cassandra C., Oldsmar, FL
Unfinished Love Confession By Emily T., Columbia, SC
Unforgotten By Emily P., No. Kingstown, RI
Untitled (In Your Favor) By Bella B., W. Des Moines, IA
Venice in Reverie By Meagan J., Papillion, NE
Watch Out By Denise K., Danbury, CT
Water Sports By Lee M., Westlake, OH
When No One’s Watching By Lovetta P., Kingsland, GA
Where I Am From By Sabrina S., San Diego, CA
Where I Come From By Brianne B., Nashotah, WI
Winter Starlight By Jared M., Gilford, NH
How to Survive a Fairy Tale By Karissa E., Spokane Valley, WA
Little-Known Fact By Nick C., Spring, TX
The Rain Came Pouring By Toni Jo B., Windsor, CO
The Stranger Across the Room By Brendan R., Calgary, AB, Canada
To the Moon From Below By Kara A., Kingston, ON, Canada
Where the Sad Things Hide By Sarah T., Santa Barbara, CA

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