Enter at Your Own Risk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

August 13, 2009
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Come right up, let me insert the key
Then you can admire this place so special to me.
Walk through the entrance and you will see
Pandemonium, chaos times two or three

Bashed-up toy here, five smelly socks there
Bubble-gum wrappers and clothes that I wear
Used tissues, trading cards, and a brush for my hair
It's impossible to see the ground anywhere.

A library book that's way overdue
A popsicle stick covered in gooey glue
Magazine clippings and my brother's left shoe
And pencils and papers from the game Clue.

A dirty black shirt that used to be gold
A half-eaten sandwich that's a year old
An ancient fish-tank covered in mold
This place is a mess, or so I've been told.

With a questionable substance emitting green fumes,
Walking in might be your ultimate doom.
To you it may sound like your eventual tomb,
But to me it's my incredible amazing wonderful room.

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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PeacockQueen12 said...
Jan. 24, 2012 at 8:46 am
Very funny, reminds me of a poem i read in a book.
 
Sally123 said...
Jan. 24, 2012 at 8:45 am
I love this poem!! It's very interesting to read and I love the great description!!
 
Jennax3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 19, 2009 at 4:56 am
This poem resembles the work of Shel Silverstein... and for that you should be very proud! I was drawn in by the unique title, which suggests humor in the poem. And indeed, it was comical. Great job :)
 
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