4am Meditation This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   4AM, and here I lie.



Unsleeping. but definitely not


(I only wish)

I could turn off

The thoughts in my head that


Endlessly. like vultures.


Of the end of the world as I knew it.

Well, not exactly;

But close enough.

Thinking of when

He left.

Leaving my



Pride. and


Shattered - like broken

Eggshells at my feet.

(I did learn one thing, though).

You can't mend a broken heart with

Scotch tape.

So here I am now,

Wondering/wishing/hoping that


Five towns over.

In a brown house on a corner,

In a bedroom I knew too well;


Else is also lying awake

At 4AM.

Staring at his ceiling

With the same thoughts I have,

Pondering the mistake

(It's not too late to fix),

That separated us.

Not likely. I roll over to face the wall

And let my thoughts


Out to a

Twilight zone, a hazy

Never-never land where

Life is still good and


Still come true.

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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abeatlesfan65 said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm
Great poem!- detail, good comparisons, and especially your line breaks really add to it. PS: Usually I keep my comments to the poem I'm commenting on, but I can't help it....
NathanFok- You just don't say that! Even if this was a "bad" poem, (it's not) you say what you like and what you think could be improved. If everyone on TI was that negative, nobody would want to submit anything! For future reference, try to be a little more optimistic!
wishing4thebest2day said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 8:09 am
That's really good! Congrats on getting on the mag!
andy said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 7:34 am
this poem got me to want to go to sleep i dnt know how you didnt fall as sleep
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