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

They spend their days in Mylar towers
In castles made of laser light
They look down their plastic noses
At the sorry slaves below

They mate in test tubes
Sleep in cryogenic pods
Read HTML script
Breathe monoxide fumes

Staring at you
With electric eyes
Do you feel them
When you're on the screen

Watching you in HD
Storing it on DVD
Upgrading you to LCD
Making you a plasma screen

Every move fascinates
The gods in narcoleptic dreams
Their nightmares make the news
Their fantasies become reality

Watch them fly
With polyester wings
Those Spandex jumpsuits
Holding their Botoxed skin

Perched like raptors
Yet they go unnoticed
The American gods you hold dear
The American gods you can't forget

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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SpringRayynThis 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...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 12:05 am:
I really like how you ended this! You got in the mag, I'm impressed!
 
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smart_blonde said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 9:59 pm:
I read this one a while ago and never commented on it. Then I saw your thread in the poetry forum so I went back to this one. This is a great poem encompasing an even greater message. You are truly talented and I am sure this is not the first time you have heard that.
 
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never_let_u_go said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 7:39 am:

um. um. words? i need something to say!

 

this is...kind of alarming. creepy in the least.   explains a lot. and shows you how america has changed.

 

good.

 
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The-Mentalist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 13, 2009 at 9:46 pm:
In hindsight I'm more fond of this one.
 
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lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 12, 2009 at 11:00 pm:
This is also amazing. It seems like this one is related to your piece "American Gods". I really love how you write. It's interesting and has me thinking about a lot. That's the sign of a true poet.
 
VoiceOfYesterday This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm :
Yes, that's what I was thinking about!
I like it. It has thay right edge of creepiness.
 
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