Apology Not Accepted This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


Stabbed in the back with a silver dagger.

"I'm sorry," she said,

And then picked it up again -

Sharpening the blade.

With great dexterity she plunged it deeper,

Deeper into my tender flesh.

And with this my blood ran fast;

Down in a river over my crippled back.

We stood there, she and I,

Watching my life spill onto the cold, hard earth.

She said nothing, and walked away.

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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can_you_keep_a_secret said...
Nov. 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm
I don't understand. Was this literal or figurative. 3 stars...
akbr_gurl said...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm
LOVE IT :) very deep and stuff.
Angel_Williams said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm
umm just Amazing...
SanGes said...
May 3, 2011 at 7:11 am
Hey Mel, it an awesome poem!! U shud write more.....and pls comment on my work as well. Thanx!
remembermeplz said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I love it =)this is a poem that you can tell comes from the heart,and it can releat to so Many people!

wondeful writing it has one of those flows to that just draw you in,Amazing =D

X-CountryRunner said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 11:32 am
Wow umm very descriptive in how it describes itself, pero none the less I liked it
Myeshia said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 9:56 am
very unique
AmandaPanda123 said...
Dec. 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Amazing. I love this kind of poetry - descriptive and interesting to read.
yellowbunny said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

I really liked the first stanza. I think the line breaks in the rest are not as creative. Overall, really good!! :D


Ray1169 said...
Oct. 25, 2009 at 11:18 am
i really love it keep writing
Sam T. said...
Mar. 18, 2009 at 7:33 pm
I really feel like people do this sometimes. its good.
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