The Altar This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   My friend,

the television is a marvelous thing,

I agree.

Such a marvel of technology

so many forms of entertainment

all at the push of a button

or twist of the dial it tells you not to touch.

I know that you

imagine yourself to be a god

pick and choose what to watch when...

All of a sudden I walk in.

"Hi, how's it going?"

No response.

Your eyes never move from

the flickering foreverephemeral

images, ghosts, artificial


I'm here - do you notice?

Do you care?

Do I exist in your safe little world,

you and the seductive monster?

No use; I am only a real human. I am not

programmed, scheduled, turned on or off at a whim.

I can't compete with

the thousand

faces, false feelings

all contained in that

object of mass worship.

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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Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 5, 2009 at 2:50 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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