Poetically Incorrect This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Poetically Incorrect

So, you want a poem?
     or do I?
     or do they?
It doesn't matter.
I think it's me.
Is that what this is?
What have I written?
Can I use this talent?
a poem's for-giving,
     many purposes;
This rhymin' is used.
     for feeling;
     for love;
     for emotion abused;
You see?
     maybe not;
I feel alone!
Only sometimes,
Don't get me wrong.
I like to write songs.
Now, to another subject,
That of ... school.
There ... try to learn,
Could even be, Kool?
But I can't,
I mean stay awake.
My sub-conscious mind,
     I won't forget;
Another thought,
There is a difference,
     between death;
     between kill;
Death is ill.
Wrongly though?
Thoughtless traitors
These deceive.
Not receive.
And I, I be dream'.
One more peace?
     or place?
     or ... or ... or piece?
A piece of life,
A wheel of life,
     for granted;
I know
I should.

I'll live,

by D. G., Salem, NH

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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almost_there said...
Jan. 4, 2009 at 12:46 am
I love this- the more I read it the more I love it... It takes a lot of common themes from poems and binds them together with what, at first glance, seems to be complete nonsense. It feels like you(in the poem) are trying to make sense of it all, testing the poetry in a way to see if it retains any truth. I really think this is cool in a very unique and unconventional way (and, after all, isn't that what poetry is about?) I can really relate to this. Keep up the good work!
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