Swings and Fun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

As kids we all played on swings
The smooth black seat made of rubber
withbird droppings on the other side
was the best place to sit
We playeddifferent games
the spider, the cradle
Jumping off the swings was acontest
against the playground rules
The screeching chains pinchedfingers
tarnished where our hands held on
always making that awfulsqueak
We flipped the swing over the bar as we got taller
Twisting untilthe two chains were one tangled mess
Screaming, "Get out of mybathroom!"
when we would swing nsync
It's all childish now
It's thesame swing
black rubber seat
with bird droppings
The same screeching,squeaking chains
piercing sounds
but you are different
You have moreimportant things to do
English homework. Sports. Friends
Swings don't seemlike fun anymore
Swings are still fun
You just don't know it

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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Kenziemcm13 said...
May 31, 2012 at 1:38 am
Great peice of work! Loved it! Absolutely loved it! May I ask that you read a few of mine they are not nearly as good but I would be honored if you read them and commented what I could do better? Please! :)
anythingandeverything said...
Jun. 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm
haha, strangely I love this. it's like exactly how I grew up with the jumping contests and throwing the chain around the top. funny:)
ilovedayna replied...
Apr. 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm
yes, me too!! we had a swing set at my old house- where i was all thru elementary school... it was SO fun!!! i miss the days that i was entertained by just that. i still am but not for as long. i think that's cuz i had more imagination
Starshipwriting said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 10:54 am
if your really talking about swinging then i dont really like it...but it seems to me that this has a deeper meaning
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