Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Between Want and Praise

As soon as I step outside
And talk of scandal, ratty Randal,
You know what you do?
There is a clap and a smile and controversy
Waiting for me, wrapped in newsprint and teeth.
But if I wrote to my heart’s content,
Told all manner of virtue and true feeling
I’d be alone with angry ink in my hands
And tsk, tsk wet in my ear.



Join the Discussion

This article has 1 comment. Post your own now!

SilverDawn said...
Jul. 13, 2009 at 5:41 pm
Wow, nice. Honestly, yeah, I didn't understand it the first time through but after reading your explaination, it became easier to understand. The last line still bugs me but I'm guessing his ear's wet because people are yelling at him (some ppl spit when they talk, right?)? haha, but very very nice poem! (:
 
Site Feedback