Commonly Unique This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


Common interests, common pride

Common joy and pain

Common laughter, common tears cried

Common loss and gain

All this we know, all this we share

We're two of a kind, you might say.

We don't say, "I love you," we don't say, "I care,"

For actions spoke louder this day.

Commonly ostracized, commonly hurt

His arms give me comfort, I give back in kind.

Common meals end with a different dessert ,

My lips he seeks, his lips I find.

Our minds , both sharp and clear as the morning sky

Our hearts share the warmth of the sun.

We hope this will last; but we know, he and I,

That others will find us ere our lives are done.

But for now there's no question

Of this gift from above.

'Tis for our common uniqueness

That we've fallen in love.

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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Ghoshy said...
Jan. 3, 2013 at 6:34 pm
The repetition of words was used wonderfully and tells such a romantic yet underlyingly heartbreaking. Great poem!
Dedegirl said...
May 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm
This is amazing :)
Your a very talented writer!
Danni_MSY said...
May 4, 2011 at 7:48 am
It basically mirrors my life right now:) thank you for writing this, it's amazing
remembermeplz said...
Apr. 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I like the title when I saw it I had to read this poem and Im so glad I did!Its amazing and it really flows =D

Amazing work keeep it up =D

summer.x said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 5:15 am
i really love the idea of this poem. stunning!
Ciara S. said...
Nov. 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm
Beautilful i enjoyed it!!
Asianflowers said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 2:39 am
Awesome! It flows well, great words, and it's got a meaning. 5 Stars!!
wefellinLAVA said...
May 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Gorgeous writing.
hollyhottell said...
Mar. 6, 2010 at 5:07 pm
wow......this is great... i always try to put my feelings down on paper but it never ends out that awesome.. i love this was really really good. you should check out my work...
Meezy said...
Mar. 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm
I really enjoyed this. I felt the story. Great job.
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm
awwwww. This is so beautiful. I loved it. Passionate words. Good job!
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