Past Pure Tears This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Last night

I looked in your eyes

And saw a time

A time when we were different.

You and I and everyone else.

We were children with young faces

Large hearts and little guilt.

Alone our simple smiles could keep us happy.

We'd sit together eating lunch

French fries, grilled cheese, and milk.

"Don't play with your food"

But we didn't care

Because we were making a memory.

Lazily lying in the sun

We idled away the day

Slapping at our mosquito bites.

After nine, under the stars

Sitting in a circle,

We'd play our silly games.

The songs we sung

Jokes we told

And stories read

I will keep with me

Forever and a day

Within the twinkle of my eye.

This is where

I hold my thoughts of

You and I and everyone else

I thank you for being there.




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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chloe_garrett said...
Jan. 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm
I love this. its like everyday life for people. I remember stuff like this from whe i was a little kid!
 
mandielynnrose said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm
This reminds me of my little sister and me, a few months ago, thanks for reminding me :)
 
xovanillatwilightxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm
this was so captivating and took me back to simpler times:) my favorite part was "But we didn't care/Because we were making a memory." you're a greater writer, congrats on making the mag! check out my work if you want
 
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