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The February issue of Teen Ink was filled with some remarkable poetry that I really connected with. One such poem, “Behind These Sunglasses,” by Katie W., really captured my attention. It had a lyrical quality to each stanza, and I especially loved the line “no one can blow me out/if they can't find my candle.”

“Behind These Sunglasses” accurately describes the conflicted feelings that people face, and the hidden questions that we all deal with at some point: how much do I reveal to the outside world? Do others really care about me? Whom can I trust? And finally, am I unique? Of course, this poem lets the reader answer these questions, and for once, I am eager to let my mind linger on the answers.

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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