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

The words flow out of her mouth
searching for someone's ears.
No one hears.
Lost in space they become.
She stands there,
waiting.
Is anyone tuned in to what she says?
Does anyone care?
Week by week her thoughts
that are usually transforming
into words
are diminishing.
The roll of their eyes,
the turn of their head,
exasperated sighs,
her tongue becomes lead.
She chooses to seal her mouth while referring to her
book, pen, and mind
to express what she feels.
No one understands why.
They question “What's wrong?”
“Nothing” she simply states,
while inside she screams,
I'M HURT!
I'M LONELY!
It's too late …
Your words telling her to shut up,
or you don't care what she thinks
brought her here.
She is always at the brink of
screaming what binds her heart;
what rips through her,
tearing her apart.
She holds onto her pain;
she needs to cry.
Do you not see?
Her tears are her
unspoken thoughts;
body language doesn't lie.
She still locks her tongue
because she knows they actually
don't care.
It's their job to ask,
but not their burden to bear.
In order to make them happy
she does not share.
She retreats to her poetry,
letting the wounds
bleed through her pen.
For a moment she is free.
Stanza by stanza,
her soul is cleansed.

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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chriskabzThis 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...
Apr. 29, 2013 at 4:37 am:
hey there!! this is so cool!!and its exciting to see that i have a partner who is as much insane bouh Christ like myself. i won't talk bouh emotion of the perfection in illustration of what exactly happens... i jus want to say that you have the talent to comprehend the small details in a life of an artist. The significance of the ART!! BRAVO!!
 
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KatherineloeThis 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...
Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:08 am:
this is a very raw, emotional poem. i love that i can feel the emotion while reading it and it flows perfectly. excelent job:)
 
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MountainPoet said...
Nov. 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm:

I love this. It explains the unspoken child that silently screams (if you can follow me. :) )herself to a pen and paper.

Bravo! The emotion was well captured!

-Mountain Poet

 
crazyforchrist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Nov. 27, 2010 at 1:05 pm :
thank you, I really appreciate the comment :)
 
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written_love said...
Apr. 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm:
This is amazing... It's easy to follow and flows beautifully. Great job && congrats for getting in the magazine. For work this great, you deserve it. :)
 
crazyforchrist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm :
why, thank you :) I'm trying to get in the magazine again. not working too well so far :/ lol
 
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TNT25 said...
Feb. 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm:
Really good. That was very well written and i could feel all the emotion you put into it. Simply great
 
crazyforchrist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm :
thank you so much :) I try not to post anything unless it was really from my heart and not just my mind
 
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roseann This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm:
wow, it takes so much courage to let others see into you. ur poem describes exactly what i go thru. u don't have to but it'd be cool if you could look at some of my poems. :)
 
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luvinlife519 said...
Jan. 28, 2010 at 5:06 pm:
holy cow this is awsome! XD
 
crazyforchrist This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 30, 2010 at 11:15 pm :
hey, thanks :) you are the first one outside of people I know that has commented I think lol
 
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Daddy1963 said...
Jul. 1, 2009 at 2:05 am:
Wow! I am impressed!
 
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sue said...
Jun. 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm:
very good, very thoughtful
 
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