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A Change Of Seasons This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Innocence



I remember a time when my frail virgin mind

Watched the crimson sunrise, imagined what it might find.

Innocence caressed me. I never felt so young before

There was so much life to see behind each and every door.



Fall



The falling will be gentile and soothing.



Winter



When did I fall from grace? I never realized

How deep the flood was around me.

Why does it seem that now the magic's worn thin?

My life is now a mystery.



Where did I come from? Where have I been?

My past is uncertain and covered up grim.

Where, I ask, did it all go wrong?

Why can't I sing a warmer song?



I know now who I am. The more I search for my soul

The more I find myself descending deeper into my coldest

Obscurities. Somebody please show me where to go from here.



Coming back to life

Seize the day. I heard him say

Life should not always be this way

look around, near the sounds

Cherish your life while you're still around.



Here I stand at the crossroad's edge

afraid to reach out for my sanity



I think I finally understand

There is so much more I can be

I keep looking back at someone else

ME






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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