Desolate Land This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   At dawn a ghostly mist descends upon the deserted playground.

It floats among the empty tottering swings as if it were

a lost and wandering spirit,

Yet this is its home as it was meant to be.

The hope of sunshine never touches this dark place within

the shadows

And no mother dares let her child play here anymore.

It is a forlorn looking place

For what is a playground without the presence of laughing,

playing children?

A bitter winter-like chill always penetrates the suffocating

air

And if one were to come here they would find it impossible

to stop shivering, yet it is not only from the cold.

It is a strange and mystical place, an unnatural world.

The once-vibrant shining red slide has become ruined with

time's passing.

Only chipped red paint remains on the metal surface,

The rest has been captured by the wind and taken to a

mysterious land.

No enchanting colorful flowers bloom and green grass has

not grown here for years.

Patches of brown, wilted, dead grass are scattered among

the abandoned ruins.

The rest is the kind of soil you would find in an old graveyard;

Dry, ominous, spiritless earth.

There is no life here,

Just cold twisted metal and a blanket of eternal gloom.




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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