Poetry This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   "Ya know," he rocked back in the wicker chair made weak by years of the sultry ocean air, "I used to write her poetry." His eyebrows raised in the vagueness and his eyes wandered absently.

The placid expression on her bronzed face hid the exasperation behind it - a facade erected to prevent her own emotions from blubbering up to the betraying eyes.

"Nothing really good. I can't write. At least no one ever told me that," he rubbed his upper lip with his forefinger and touched his chin,"I could.""

She shifted on the peeling railing and considered flicking off a dangling chip of white paint. Realizing he was looking at her, the edges of her mouth flickered upward with practiced understanding.

He rubbed the rotting, wooden porch floor with his bare toes. And kicked the air with a pff sound. "Poetry" he mocked himself. His eyes wandered out to the breathing ocean and a gull floating on the breeze above it.

She took in a quick breath, as if to say something. Then paused. "Poetry," she nodded.n

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 8 at 12:19 pm
i love this !
wilectric99 said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 7:46 am
really unique. look forward to your others
SpringRayyn said...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 3:34 pm
I particularily liked the part about the breathing ocean and the gull. That, to me, was the best description in this peice.
johnahern said...
Dec. 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm
I see that you use many sound devices throughout this piece, that to me, obviously shows a weekness of writing capability on your part. 
The~Watcher replied...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

I liked it.

And you misspelled 'weakness'. I wouldn't be pointing fingers...

Phoenix97 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm
I would say johnahern's comment obviously shows a 'weekness' of writing capability on his part. ;) Anyways, I like your story. It's short, descriptive, and effectively captures a moment. Beautiful work here. :)
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